I receive the following failure in xorg.log when I try to load the synaptics driver.
I'm currently dual booting with Slackware 12 and the driver works fine,so I've ruled out the hardware.
It seems to be related to xorg 7.3.(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so: undefined symbol: miPointerGetMotionEvents
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
(EE) Failed to load module "synaptics" (loader failed, 7)
Any help is appreciated, looking forward to the final release.
I now have a working touchpad by following the instructions posted here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/synaptics-driver-on-xorg-7.3-592525/
follow the guide exactly and build your own package, a great learning experience.
Before you begin download and build the package for git here:http://riksun.riken.go.jp/pub/pub/Linux/slackware/slackware-current/source/d/git/
I don't know if this is the best way or the easiest way to get the synaptics driver working but it worked for me
and it works very well. You will also need to modify the xorg.conf file.