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Re: synaptics compatibility patch for 2.6.15

On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 17:16 +0100, Luca Bigliardi wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 01:25 PM, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > Can the driver be informed when synaptics takes control of it btw ?
> Not currently.
> On x86 absolute mode is set on psmouse-base module initialization.
> There's no config option here, if you build the kernel with psmouse and
> you have a synaptics touchpad you can use it only in absolute mode
> (mousedev takes care of a proper absolute to relative conversion).
> X driver opens event interface and check for ABS_X, ABS_Y, ABS_PRESSURE
> and BTN_TOOL_FINGER bits with an ioctl. If success it hooks the device
> with another ioctl to evdev.

Maybe it's time to suggest adding a specific one for switching..


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