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Bug#497708: xorg: Mouse on laptop will only double click

Hi Julien,

On Fri, Sep 05, 2008 at 03:33:45PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Fri, Sep  5, 2008 at 15:05:33 +0200, Micha Lenk wrote:
> > You find attached my xorg.conf in two versions: The one which was the
> > result of the upgrade (.double-click-with-lenny suffix) and the fixed
> > one that finally works here (.works-with-lenny suffix).
> > 
> > If I remember correctly the second pointer was necessary because the
> > touchpad didn't generate events on /dev/input/mice with the kernel in
> > Lenny (2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.4). Now the touchpad also generates data on
> > /dev/input/mice, so I suppose the additional pointer section in
> > xorg.conf should have been removed by the xorg upgrade to Lenny.
> > 
> I don't understand how dexconf could have generated such an xorg.conf,
> with two devices using the mouse driver.  But, it looks like a lot of
> people are having this problem, so maybe there's something I'm missing.
> What's even weirder is how your device is named 'Synaptics touchpad' yet
> has 'Driver "mouse"'.  Are you sure it hasn't been manually modified?

I've just checked from my backup files and need to say that I was not
able to generate an xorg.conf by using dexconf that contains this extra
mouse device. So probably my local configuration really was modified
manually. I guess I found a workaround somewhere in the lazyweb
suggesting the additional mouse device.

Just to make sure: How can I definitely confirm that my backed-up
xorg.conf has been manually modified?

Please let me know if I can check/try/do something else with my
backed-up files/configuration.

> Also, I'm pretty sure every mouse device, unless otherwise grabbed,
> *does* produce events on /dev/input/mice on all 2.6 kernels.
> In any case, I'll gladly accept patches (bonus points if they're
> tested).

Do you have an idea how to tackle this? Would it be sufficient to alert
the user if he has ended up with two mouse devices in a manually changed
xorg.conf? I have no idea what fits best here...


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