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,
> >CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=Y, CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=Y, CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2_SYNAPTICS=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
I don't see a way to disable it directly, but you can probably play with
HorizScrollDelta or BottomEdge to disable it.
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