Hi everyone, I'm very new to FreeBSD (and BSD in general). I'm quite a bit more familiar with Linux, but I wanted to try BSD because I've heard a lot of good things about it. I've installed it on three computers, two desktops (which work fine). The computer in question is a laptop. I've installed xorg, gnome2-lite, and synaptics, and have been following (or trying to follow) http://wiki.freebsd.org/SynapticsTouchpad . However, my issue is that I don't know where to put stuff like: Code: hw.psm.synaptics.min_pressure: 16 enable_moused="YES" is in /etc/rc.conf, and hw.psm.synaptics_support="1" is in /boot/loader.conf. Do the other things (hw.psm.synaptics....) go in loader.conf, too? Or maybe sysctl.conf? I put them in sysctl.conf and when I boot I get a lot of messages like: Code: /etc/rc.d/sysctl: WARNING: sysctl hw.psm.synaptics.____ does not exist. ..which makes me think it's the wrong file, or for some reason the synaptics_support="1" isn't working. The scroll area on the side of the mouse isn't working either. Here's what I have in sysctl.conf... Code: hw.psm.synaptics.min_pressure=111 hw.psm.synaptics.max_pressure=220 hw.psm.synaptics.max_width=1 hw.psm.synaptics.tap_max_delta=80 hw.psm.synaptics.vscroll_ver_area=-600 hw.psm.synaptics.vscroll_hor_area=1300 hw.psm.synaptics.vscroll_min_delta=50 hw.psm.synaptics.vscroll_div_min=100 hw.psm.synaptics.vscroll_div_max=150 It's a gateway M-6843 laptop. Any help would truly be appreciated. I'm new to BSD as I said above, and really am starting to like it, but I need a few small issues fixed (such as this, and a few more that I'll get to when the time comes). Thanks for any help.