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synaptics and unstable?

Dear Lazyweb, I have just found out that ksynaptics has stopped working against the X in unstable, and that ksynaptics is not even in lenny, let alone in current testing and/or unstable. This currently leaves me with an unconfigured touchpad, which is a major nuisance since I have gotten accustomed to tap-dragging and touchpad border scrolling.

xserver-xorg-input-synaptics' README.Debian dates back to 2004, so I suspect that the information given there in does not any more apply to today's configfile-less X.

So, dear lazyweb, how do I get my touchpad back into the more intelligent mode? Clickable configuration preferred.

In a fit of carelessness, I decided to pull one of my test notebooks to current unstable, including the Xfree 86 => migration. To my surprise, the migration was not only absolutely painless, but the new X server worked on the first try. This is a new experience with X11 for me.

Splendid work, Guys! Keep it up!

After the weekend (where I need my main notebook to be operational), I am going to try moving my main work vehicle to

The update of my main work notebook was as painless as expected after the test with the unimportant box. aptitude, clean up dependencies, and you're back in business. On the first starts (from the command line), fonts were broken (too large), but after rebooting and logging in from kdm, the fonts are ok again.

To my astonishment, xfree86-driver-synaptics works fine with as well.