Tuesday 17 July 2012

LMDE + XFCE (linux mint debian edition) - touchpad and wine issues (solved)

So I am trying out Linux Mint Debian Edition with XFCE - its awesome, but I have found a few niggles so far.

First up is WINE is impossible to install it seems.. what a ball ache..
so go here and use this old stable version .deb file

Second was the synaptic touchpad didnt allow double tap to click or scrolling on the edge..
simple solution
 sudo vim /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

and then add these lines
  Option "TapButton1" "1"
  Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"

I shall add more solutions to issues I find over the next few weeks.

Monday 9 July 2012

I have failed to update this blog for some time... been very very busy with all kinds of things including setting up sh-hackspace.org.uk a surrey and hampshire hackspace!
Also trying to get a Geek Girls Group started in surrey and hampshire so if you know any women who would be interested please pass on my details @__freakyclown__ on twitter

I have finally cured all the electronic issues I had with my 3d printer and is as I write this sentence printing its first high quality print!