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LeftHand settings for synaptics touchpad tap

I’m left-handed and I use both mouse (on the left side) and the touchpad. So I always change the mouse settings as per left-handed people.

In doing this, also the first and third button on the touchpad are swapped and tapping no longer works as expected (because is mapped to third button click).

This is a little frustrating mostly if you (as I do) prefer tapping for both click and for drag and drop. To resolve this issue you have play a little with Synaptics configuration and Gnome Sessions.

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Lenovo ThinkPad SL Series hotkeys (brightness, volume and ultranav)Karmic

The company I work for gave to me a Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 notebook in which I’ve installed Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10).
Almost all has gone at the first shot but I discovered that the SL series is not a “real” ThinkPad and the thinkpad_acpi module doesn’t work at all with sl series laptops.
Volume Up, Volume Down and Mute buttons did not work and brightness was a mess: on power saving the brightness increased, pressing the brightness Up button (Fn+Home) decreased and pressing the brightness down button (Fn+End) increased.
Googleing at firs led nothing until…. I found an experimental module developed by Alexandre Rostovtsev (tetronimo).
Here a step by step guide to let Lenovo SL Series laptop hotkeys start working.

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