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Re: Synaptics Touchpad (again!...) X ok / console ko

On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 10:33:26AM +0200, Juraj Ziegler wrote:
> Piero Furiesi wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >    I read all recent threads about Synaptics Touchpad (*), but I still 
> >    have a little problem with it: cannot tap in text mode. Well, let me 
> >    expose it...
> >
> >
> >* The golden days: when my laptop (HPOmnibook XE3-GF) was running Debian 
> >stable, kernel 2.4.18, I succesfully used gpm (device /dev/psaux, type 
> >synps2, repeater on) and I could tap; I also created an /etc/gpm-syn.conf 
> >file (not documented in gpm package, but see 
> >http://www.bisente.com/programas/parches/gpm-synaptics/ficheros/gpm-syn.conf); under X, I simply used /dev/gpmdata (the gpm repeater device). All worked perfectly.
> >
> >
> >* Today: Debian testing, kernel 2.6.8 (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV=Y, 
> >mouse recognised at boot time as Synaptics PS/2 on, but.....
> >
> >    - UNDER XWINDOW, no problem with xfree86-driver-synaptics.deb 
> >    installed & /etc/XF86Config-4 edited as documented; a very good 
> >    driver, many thanks to all developers and mantainers! :-O
> >
> >    - IN TEXT MODE: gpm works only with 
> >    device=/dev/[psaux|input/mice|input/event0], type=imps2|autops2, 
> >    losing tap functionality, third button, ecc. If I try with 
> >    type=syn|synps2 and enable debugging (-D) and error printing (-e), I 
> >    see a lot of "error read()ing: couldn't find file" messages.
> >
> >Anyone can help?
> Try adding "psmouse.proto=imps" parameter to the kernel. Even though I 
> don't use gpm, it brought back the taping funcionality to X. I don't use 
> the extra xfree86-driver-synaptics driver, it made Mozilla go to previous 
> pages for no apparent reasons.

If you have horizontal scrolling enabled (which I guess you have from
your description) then mozilla will go back if you scroll left.

The way it behaves for my alps (which uses the synaptics driver) is if I
drag left along the bottom of the touchpad it goes back and right it
goes forward.

I don't see a way to disable it directly, but you can probably play with
HorizScrollDelta or BottomEdge to disable it.

> j.
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