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Bug#486524: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics: Should per default configure right-side scrolling

severity 486524 normal
retitle 486524 xserver-xorg-input-synaptics: auto-configuration does not care 
about touchpads.

Le lundi 16 juin 2008 18:16:42 Didier Raboud, vous avez écrit :
> Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
> Version: 0.14.7~git20070706-2.1
> Severity: wishlist
> Hi,
> I deleted my xorg.conf to see how good the new autodetection software
> works: like a charm, except one thing: the touchpad has no scrolling
> enabled.
> I think that the scrolling has to be enabled per default because it the
> behaviour that most people expect.
> (...)


Here is additional information:

* No xorg.conf, no synaptics

In fact, without any xorg.conf, the synaptics driver is not loaded. 
Considering that the driver provides expected functionality (scrolling), the 
fact that it is not loaded is a bug (for me, so I rise the severity to 

* reconfigured xorg.conf, no synaptics

I then tried to reconfigure my xorg.conf using # dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg 
which hadn't configured the synaptics driver.

The simplest configuration which allowed me to have right-side scrolling was 
the following (simply added lines):

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "CorePointer"

Then, with that lines in the xorg.conf (before or after the normal "Configured 
mouse" is of no importance thanks to the CorePointer option - otherwise, it 
should be put first), I get normal right-side scrolling and fully normal 
comportment with an external USB mouse.

So, in both cases, the above configuration should be used (either without 
xorg.conf or in the xorg.conf generated by dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg).

Best regards, 


P.S. I don't know if the bug is filed under the correct package and I suspect 
it to be duplicate of #451537.
Didier Raboud, proud Debian user.
CH-1802 Corseaux

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