Re: Synaptics touchpad?
On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 08:48:54AM -0500, Jesse Rhodes wrote:
> I have a Dell Latitude LS with a synaptics touchpad that SiSoft Sandra
> informs me is attached to some sort of internal ps/2 port. But if i run it
> in linux with the ps/2 drivers, it just wanders all over the desktop. Help?
It took a fair amount of tinkering, but I was able to get the
synaptics touchapd on my HP Pavillion working beautifully in X and
console. The touchpad on the Pavillion has a middle button which I use
as a middle mouse button rather. I'm running sid with a 2.4.17 kernel.
Here are the relevent sections from my conf files:
---- /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 ----
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/gpmdata"
Option "Protocol" "MouseSystems"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
---- /etc/gpm.conf/ ----
---- /etc/gpm-syn.conf ----
The only place that gpm-syn.conf is documented is in README.synaptics.
Note that README.synaptics is missing from the sid binary debs, but it
is in the source package. I have filed a bug report to get it included
because using gpm-syn.conf was the key to getting everything to behave.
Dave Thayer | If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about
Denver, Colorado USA | cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all
email@example.com | the time, for no good reason. - Jack Handey