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On every system I've tested, the synaptics xorg module requires that
the psmouse kernel module be loaded without any special options.
This poses a problem on a default Slackware 12.1 installation, as
/etc/modprobe.d/psmouse causes the psmouse module to load with the
imps protocol. This is easily fixed though :-)
First, edit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse so that it looks like this (note
that we're simply commenting out the last line):
# PS/2 mouse support:
# The default options when the psmouse module is loaded will completely
# break the mouse if you change consoles with several models of KVM
# switches. Therefore, we'll have it use the imps protocol here, which
# is a more basic protocol that is less likely to cause problems with
# the mouse. If you'd rather use the kernel default options, just
# comment out the line below. If you'd rather choose your own options,
# then edit the line below as desired.
#options psmouse proto=imps
Next, unload and reload the psmouse module (do this as root):
modprobe -r psmouse
That's it - now just follow the instructions for editing your xorg.conf!