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Bug#406499: Problem with xorg configuration

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> writes:

> Do you have an original Synaptics touchpad, or rather an Alps one 
> (see /proc/bus/input/devices)? If you have an Alps, it is normal that you 
> need to tune the configuration somewhat; see docs in:
> /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/

It turns out it's an alps (I don't really know much about PC hardware).

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=2222
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input3
H: Handlers=mouse1 event3 ts1
B: EV=f
B: KEY=420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
B: ABS=1000003

> If you want to follow up please file a bug report against the
> package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics.

I don't know if that's the installer's responsibility, or the xorg
package (but I suspect it's at least partly the installer's since the
isntaller did the hardware detection underlying the decision to
install the xorg synaptics module (and the ivtvdev driver)).

The important thing is that xserver should work *out of the box* when
installing debian, with no configuration on the user's part (including
reasonable pointer acceleration) .

> As your installation was basically successful, I'm closing your report. 
> Thank you for filing it and good luck with the new system.

X was broken in the default desktop install (with known problems).
Except that, the install was successful.

I have *always* had some trouble or the other to get X to work when
installing debian. But at least it's improving, with the xorg stuff.


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