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Re: Bug#219163: ITP: synaptic-touchpad -- Synaptics TouchPad driver for XFree86

On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 08:04:21PM +0100, Mattia Dongili wrote:
> I'll package it. I'm a bit unsure about XFree configuration after
> installation. I'll simply provide a sample configuration and big fat
> README.Debian

Hey everyone,

Yeah, the configuration is a mess. I recently tried out 0.12.0 [1] on my
IBM ThinkPad R40 which comes with an UltraNav [2]. UltraNav is IBM's
marketing lingo for "3 button trackpoint + 2 button touchpad" in the
same laptop.

	[1] http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/ 
	[2] http://www.pc.ibm.com/ww/healthycomputing/trkpnta.html

Both devices will respond if I use the GlidePointPS/2 XFree86 driver as
my CorePointer, but the middle button of the trackpoint is disabled
while the touchpad is dumb (i.e. all presses are Mouse1).

However, when I tried out the synaptics driver as my CorePointer, it
turned on all my touchpad's funky features at the cost of disabling all
my trackpoint's buttons. It was just plain bizarre. I can't remember if
the trackpoint continued to point at the time though. So I'll have to

But anyway Mattia, if you're going to package it, please do it right and
try and it get the xserver-xfree86's debconf scripts to do all the
configuration, otherwise it'll cause the user too much grief. Best of

Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau

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