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More than 50% of marketing decision makers believe that organisations should have both a CMO and a Chief Marketing Technologist (CMT), according to a recent study. Nearly three quarters of them believe more companies will begin hiring CMTs in the next five years. The undeniable truth is that…

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Hello all,

Just installed 13.2 on a Toshiba R50-B-12V.

Initially the touchpad was only registered as generic PS/2 wheel mouse, so movement and clicking okay, but no scroll. dmesg entries along the lines of :

Code:

Unknown ALPS touchpad: E7=73 03 14, EC=73 02 36


Were present.

I’ve re-compiled the 3.16.7-21-desktop kernel, modularising psmouse. I installed the ALPS-v7 patch (and a couple of others), none of which worked, same error message in dmesg.

I edited the source adding an entry for the combination of "73 03 14" and the touchpad was now registering. Initially it only thought I could use one finger at a time, so a little more tweaking and now the "Input Device" section in "System Settings" sees up to three fingers, I’ve configured two-finger vertical scrolling in here.

However, two-finger vertical scroll still isn’t working…

xinput here :

Code:

⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜  ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜  ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad          id=11  [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜  ↳ DualPoint Stick                          id=12  [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                        id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard              id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD                  id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=10  [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Toshiba input device                      id=13  [slave  keyboard (3)]


synclient here :

Code:

Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 614
    RightEdge              = 3481
    TopEdge                = 307
    BottomEdge              = 1740
    FingerLow              = 12
    FingerHigh              = 15
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 201
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime              = 100
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 141
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta        = 91
    HorizScrollDelta        = 91
    VertEdgeScroll          = 0
    HorizEdgeScroll        = 0
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll    = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 0
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor            = 0.0436872
    TouchpadOff            = 0
    LockedDrags            = 0
    LockedDragTimeout      = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 3
    TapButton3              = 2
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 1
    ClickFinger3            = 1
    CircularScrolling      = 0
    CircScrollDelta        = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger      = 0
    CircularPad            = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 100
    CoastingSpeed          = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 15
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 80
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice        = 0
    TapAndDragGesture      = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge          = 0
    AreaTopEdge            = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis        = 22
    VertHysteresis          = 22
    ClickPad                = 0


I tried pretty hard to help myself before posting (yet) another "Touchpad doesn’t work" post, but think I just need a little bit of help to get this over the line. As far as I can see, synaptiks thinks I should be able to do the two finger scroll, kernel recognises the device, KDE is configured, but still no scroll!

As a developer, I would go insane if I can’t scroll using the touchpad, so any help to get me over the line would be very much appreciated!

Cheers./C.

Here’s a video showing you how we’re using FollowerWonk for our new startup, Cruiseable.

And why increasing your @contacts score is vital to your brand’s health

This is part two of a five-part series on “Rise of a startup: Cruiseable.” Today’s installment looks at how we’re using Followerwonk to increase Cruiseable’s footprint in social media. Also see:

Part 1: Great tech startups begin with a great development team

Target audience: Entrepreneurs, startup teams, angel investors, venture capitalists, developers, businesses, innovators, educators, students, journalists, travel analysts.

Anyone who’s programming/scheduling social media updates or running social marketing campaigns for a startup knows that there’s a wealth of good tools out there. If anything, the field is oversaturated with too many choices.

One powerful tool that I think is underappreciated is Followerwonk, a tool from the geniuses at Moz, the inbound marketing software powerhouse, that lets you analyze, optimize and grow your Twitter following. It’s free for 30 days and then costs $149 per month unless you just register for a new free trial. 

Cruiseable score on Followerwonk

Andrew Kamphey, who runs a social marketing consultancy in Los Angeles, has been working with us since April, and we’ve grown Cruiseable’s Twitter following from 600 in April to 5,000 in July (when this instructional video was made) to more than 10,000 today. (Bonus for us: He’s worked in key posts aboard Royal Caribbean ships and has a great idea around the sharing economy for cruises.) Followers isn’t the ultimate metric on Twitter, but it’s one key indicator of whether a brand is gaining traction.

The #1 key metric you may be overlooking? @mentions

Well, the other week Andrew sent me a fascinating, unsolicited screencast about how Cruiseable is doing on FollowerWonk. And as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, we’ve decided to share it with you. (Remember, this was one month and 5,000 followers ago.)

Here are some of the learnings we’re squeezing out of FollowerWonk — you can likely tease out actionable insights for your brand as well:

• Followerwonk is the only free or low-cost tool that I know of that lets you search Twitter users’ bios for keywords. (I’m sure there are some higher-end paid tools that do this.) Bios offer many more relevant signals than random tweets when you want to zero in on influencers in your sector.

• Twitter doesn’t give you any native capability to look at which top influencers are following you and whom you’re cluelessly not following back. Followerwonk makes it super easy to see the rankings of your followers. For example, in only a few months’ time we had four followers with more than a million followers and another 10 with 500,000 to 1 million followers. Fortunately, we were following all of them, as well as thousands of folks throughout the long tail.

mapped-locations

• FollowerWonk gives you an at-a-glance heat map of where most of your followers are located. (We have a lot followers in Los Angeles, (as well as Miami, Dallas, New York, Chicago, Seattle and London.) And, importantly,it lets you drill down to the state, city, neighborhood and see who exactly is following you, so you can get a better sense of your online community.

“If you look at what real people are interested in and what they’re tweeting about, that’s gold.”
— Andrew Kamphey

“I have spent hours on the map alone,” Andrew says. “One, it gives you a good idea of where people are. Two, you can click on their profile and click on it and reach out to them. And third, you can find out what people tweet about at a micro-level. You can look at all the analytics in the world but that that doesn’t tell you what to tweet about. But if you look at what real people are interested in and what they’re tweeting about, that’s gold.”

• Probably the least understood value of Twitter is the ability to foster one-on-one interactions, rather than mass media announcements. Brands like Nike (95 percent), Moz (75 percent) and SproutSocial (68 percent) have been doing a stellar job of engaging their followers through these @contacts interactions. We’ve been upping our score considerably since Andrew pointed this out to us. I’ve never heard of @contacts, so I think Moz is combining @mentions and @replies and calling them @contacts.

Let’s see, what else?

• Like some other analytics tools (SEMrush, Compete.com), Followerwonk lets you see how your competitors are doing on Twitter with their followers.

• Followerwonk shows you the most active hours of your followers, which takes the guesswork out of deciding when to schedule your key tweets to get the most traction.

• Our Social Authority score was 41 last month; it stands at 52 now. More importantly, like any good analytics tool, it gives you a yardstick to see how you’re faring over time with regard to retweets, url mentions and those all-important @mentions.

Andrew makes the good point that you shouldn’t focus exclusively at the top of the Twitter food chain. All those folks with more than half a million followers get bombarded with retweet requests. A better strategy, he says, is to schmooze up those with 1,000 to 5,000 followers — your peers in the real sense of the word.

FollowerWonk isn’t perfect — it’s still unnecessarily geeky, and a month ago it showed our @contacts at 0.5% and today it says it’s at 79% (the truth is somewhere in between) — but it’s head and shoulders above other Twitter analytics tools in its class.

Next in this series: Glip and Disqus, a pleasant and unpleasant surprise.JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

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Here’s a video showing you how we’re using FollowerWonk for our new startup, Cruiseable.

And why increasing your @contacts score is vital to your brand’s health

This is part two of a five-part series on “Rise of a startup: Cruiseable.” Today’s installment looks at how we’re using Followerwonk to increase Cruiseable’s footprint in social media. Also see:

Part 1: Great tech startups begin with a great development team

Target audience: Entrepreneurs, startup teams, angel investors, venture capitalists, developers, businesses, innovators, educators, students, journalists, travel analysts.

Anyone who’s programming/scheduling social media updates or running social marketing campaigns for a startup knows that there’s a wealth of good tools out there. If anything, the field is oversaturated with too many choices.

One powerful tool that I think is underappreciated is Followerwonk, a tool from the geniuses at Moz, the inbound marketing software powerhouse, that lets you analyze, optimize and grow your Twitter following. It’s free for 30 days and then costs $149 per month unless you just register for a new free trial. 

Cruiseable score on Followerwonk

Andrew Kamphey, who runs a social marketing consultancy in Los Angeles, has been working with us since April, and we’ve grown Cruiseable’s Twitter following from 600 in April to 5,000 in July (when this instructional video was made) to more than 10,000 today. (Bonus for us: He’s worked in key posts aboard Royal Caribbean ships and has a great idea around the sharing economy for cruises.) Followers isn’t the ultimate metric on Twitter, but it’s one key indicator of whether a brand is gaining traction.

The #1 key metric you may be overlooking? @mentions

Well, the other week Andrew sent me a fascinating, unsolicited screencast about how Cruiseable is doing on FollowerWonk. And as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, we’ve decided to share it with you. (Remember, this was one month and 5,000 followers ago.)

Here are some of the learnings we’re squeezing out of FollowerWonk — you can likely tease out actionable insights for your brand as well:

• Followerwonk is the only free or low-cost tool that I know of that lets you search Twitter users’ bios for keywords. (I’m sure there are some higher-end paid tools that do this.) Bios offer many more relevant signals than random tweets when you want to zero in on influencers in your sector.

• Twitter doesn’t give you any native capability to look at which top influencers are following you and whom you’re cluelessly not following back. Followerwonk makes it super easy to see the rankings of your followers. For example, in only a few months’ time we had four followers with more than a million followers and another 10 with 500,000 to 1 million followers. Fortunately, we were following all of them, as well as thousands of folks throughout the long tail.

mapped-locations

• FollowerWonk gives you an at-a-glance heat map of where most of your followers are located. (We have a lot followers in Los Angeles, (as well as Miami, Dallas, New York, Chicago, Seattle and London.) And, importantly,it lets you drill down to the state, city, neighborhood and see who exactly is following you, so you can get a better sense of your online community.

“If you look at what real people are interested in and what they’re tweeting about, that’s gold.”
— Andrew Kamphey

“I have spent hours on the map alone,” Andrew says. “One, it gives you a good idea of where people are. Two, you can click on their profile and click on it and reach out to them. And third, you can find out what people tweet about at a micro-level. You can look at all the analytics in the world but that that doesn’t tell you what to tweet about. But if you look at what real people are interested in and what they’re tweeting about, that’s gold.”

• Probably the least understood value of Twitter is the ability to foster one-on-one interactions, rather than mass media announcements. Brands like Nike (95 percent), Moz (75 percent) and SproutSocial (68 percent) have been doing a stellar job of engaging their followers through these @mentions (as opposed to @replies). FollowerWonk calls these @contacts, though I’m not sure why. We’ve been upping our score considerably since Andrew pointed this out to us.

Let’s see, what else?

• Like some other analytics tools (SEMrush, Compete.com), Followerwonk lets you see how your competitors are doing on Twitter with their followers.

• Followerwonk shows you the most active hours of your followers, which takes the guesswork out of deciding when to schedule your key tweets to get the most traction.

• Our Social Authority score was 41 last month; it stands at 52 now. More importantly, like any good analytics tool, it gives you a yardstick to see how you’re faring over time with regard to retweets, url mentions and those all-important @mentions.

Andrew makes the good point that you shouldn’t focus exclusively at the top of the Twitter food chain. All those folks with more than half a million followers get bombarded with retweet requests. A better strategy, he says, is to schmooze up those with 1,000 to 5,000 followers — your peers in the real sense of the word.

FollowerWonk isn’t perfect — it’s still unnecessarily geeky, and a month ago it showed our @contacts at 0.5% and today it says it’s at 79% (the truth is somewhere in between) — but it’s head and shoulders above other Twitter analytics tools in its class.

Next in this series: Glip and Disqus, a pleasant and unpleasant surprise.JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

First when I try to install it it says that its not supported, but when I do a second click it lets me through. Then while installing it tells me

A problem that we were not expecting has occurred.
Please report this bug with the error description.

And the error description is

Installation aborted by user

Except I didn’t abort anything.