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Re: Xorg synaptics touchpad problem?

Josh Battles wrote:
Ben Pearre said:

Synaptics touchpad driver is broken.  [sorry if I have the filenames
wrong, I'm at a different computer].  Driver loads correctly according
to dmesg and /var/log/Xorg.0.log, and synclient works perfectly, but
apps don't get touchpad events (including xev) (yes, pad is turned on,
etc).  It's as if I just listed the wrong device in Xorg.config.  This
is on a Thinkpad, and the nipple still works perfectly.  I haven't
heard this complaint anywhere else, so I assume I haven't provided
nearly enough information :)

I've been running Xorg on my ThinkPad T42 under Ubuntu with no problems for a
while now using both the trackpoint and touchpad devices.  Can you post the
input devices section of your xorg.conf?

This is what that section of mine looks like, if that helps.

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"EmulateWheel"		"true"
	Option		"EmulateWheelButton"	"2"
	Option		"Emulate3Timeout"	"50"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option		"HorizScrollDelta"	"0"

You may also want to check out thinkwiki.org for more information as well.

I don't have a touchpad on ny thinkpad A21. Why am I expected to have one? I ran into a similar config and it dies because it can't load the synaptics drivers (duh!). There is just not the physical option for a touchpad on this notebook but xorg seems to think I need one just the same.

And yes, like so many others, I'm in this limbo stage where I can't go forward and I can't go back.

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