Kwan Lowe wrote: > Have you verified if the synaptics package itself is installed: > > rpm -q synaptics 'not installed'. Is there more to this package than just the library (.so)? > If not, is this laptop connected to the Internet? If so, you can do: > > yum -y install synaptics > > This will install the synaptics package, though doesn't install the module. hmmm ... I didn't think of that (along with a few other readers!) Ok, it's installed ... reboot. YES!!!! :) :) It at least boots properly! Thaaaaaank you! Like I mentioned, I'm new-ish to linux. And, I use the gui exclusively. So, it never occured to me to install in runlevel=3. I figured that I'd have to get it to boot somehow, then use Applications > Add/Remove Software. Same with vi - it just occurred to me that I could have easily tried 'man vi'. > The main things you need to verify are the following sections in the xorg.conf: > > Section "ServerLayout" > Identifier "Layout0" > Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 > Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0" One difference from yours - Identifier "Default Layout" Does that matter? Also, I don't have Screen 1 - I guess because I didn't set up multiple screens. > Section "InputDevice" Same as yours.