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Bug#406499: Problem with xorg configuration



reopen 406499 !
reassign 406499 xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
severity 406499 wishlist
retitle 406499 Please provide better default configuration for Alps touchpads
thanks

On Friday 12 January 2007 18:05, Niels Möller wrote:
> It turns out it's an alps (I don't really know much about PC hardware).

OK. That explains it. Thanks for confirming.

> > 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)).

No, the X.Org packages do that. The installer itself has no role in that
at all. I'm now reopening the report and reassigning it to the relevant
package. I'm also setting myself as submitter of the report so I can keep
track of it better.

Hopefully the X.Org maintainers can improve the default configuration for
Alps touchpads (I have one myself :-)
Especially since it _is_ quite easy to detect them based on the info in
/proc/bus/input/devices.

Here's mine for reference (slightly different from original submitter's):
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7321
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input4
H: Handlers=mouse2 event4 ts2
B: EV=f
B: KEY=420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
B: ABS=1000003

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