- apt-get install xfree86-driver-synaptics
evdevas a kernel module in Device Drivers/Input device support/Event interface
- ensure that the support for PS2 mouse was set
- apply the patch provided with the drivers package to my 2.6.8 kernel sources in
/usr/share/doc/xfree86-driver-synaptics/alps.debian.patch.gz(cd /usr/src ; zcat /usr/share/doc/xfree86-driver-synaptics/alps.debian.patch.gz | patch -p0)
- edit my XF86Config file as indicated in the documentation coming with the driver in
So, not the simplest operations in the world, but not too horrible either for moderate Linux geeks… And now, I can use the right part of my touchpad to scroll pages, the tap-to-click behavior is more clever, etc.