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gpointing-device-settings in Bodhi 4

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People that were used to have gpointing settings to change the touchpad settings will have noticed that it is no longer available in the ubuntu 16.04 repos. The package maintainers seem to have stopped working on it.

The package for ubuntu 15-10 is stil available on launchpad and is with some extra work in terminal working in 16.04 /Bodhi 4.

 

mkdir debs
cd debs
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/128621862/gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/128621864/libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgpds0_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
cd

In case of errors run
sudo apt-get install -f #(will correct missing dependencies)
sudo dpkg --configure -a #(should configure packages that were not fully installed/configured)

Now you should have gpointing-device-settings in the menu under preferences, ready to use.

 

Thanks to the Bodhi developer team, especially for working this out.

 

Enjoy,

Charles

 

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Does this package recreate and dependency conflicts on the system when you install it? If not we can just add it to the bodhi repos directly. 

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In Zesty the package is in the ubuntu repos again, now at version 1.6.0. The missing libgpds0 is there too at version 1.6.0. I doubt they really have changed anything except for the packaging that might not have passed the tests for xenial and yakkety.

So far no sign of breaking stuff. Seems one setting is not working as it requires the presence of gnome.org services which we don't have afaik. Maybe not starting with the user settings enabled is related to that too.

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Does this package recreate and dependency conflicts on the system when you install it? If not we can just add it to the bodhi repos directly. 

 

I have it installed and no issues with apt or dpkg dependencies. Only thing is, I had to install these packages first --

sudo apt-get install gconf2 man-db desktop-file-utils mime-support menu

Then I installed it just like Charles mentions above.

Package 'libgpds0' must be installed before 'gpointing-device-settings'.

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not sure what you guys are talking about re: the depth and specifics - but i depend on this greatly - and so far following the correct instructions i have not had any issues.  i just have to uncheck and recheck one box when i start my laptops to control the curos and trackpads from clicking open 100 windows and settings accidentally.  so for me i see no problems at all.  just a user's comments re: subject.

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