> From: mike cloaked <mike.cloaked@gmail.com>
> >> From: Florian Müllner <fmuellner@gnome.org>

> > Any ideas on the equivalent for KDM?
> >
> Why not enable it in xorg itself - from memory you can look for a file
> like /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf (or possibly in
> /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf or similar)
> Then ensure that you have a section like:
> Section "InputClass"
>         Identifier "touchpad catchall"
>         Driver "synaptics"
>         MatchIsTouchpad "on"
>         MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
>         Option "TapButton1" "1"
>         Option "TapButton2" "2"
>         Option "TapButton3" "3"
>         Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
> EndSection
> When you boot you should have touchpad buttons available even at the
> KDM greeter stage for login - (I guess same for GDM though I am a KDE
> user only)

Perfect!  I'll give that a try soon, but it looks just like what I wanted.  I figured there was something like this, but hadn't snooped around yet -- this will save me much time.  Thanks!

> I have been doing this for several years with my laptops....

I'm relatively new to owning a laptop.  Used them for years at work but those were bungled with Windoze.  Win7 lived all of about 5m on my Samsung before something worthwhile (F17) was installed after which it immediately soared in value by a factor of nearly infinity.  :-)

John Florian