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