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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This rox! Thanks for the how to! I got everything working :D

both the synaptics pad and my usb mouse work flawlessly now.

Using 2.6.10-r4
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:35 am    Post subject: Intellimouse Wheel and Synaptics Scroll Reply with quote

I recently got my synaptics touchpad working (in much less time than I though it would take) . However, when the synaptics touchpad started working, the wheel on my usb mouse stopped working. However, I fixed it and I'm posting here in case someone else needs to know.

Make sure that you have one input device specified for each mouse, heres what I have

in the "ServerLayout" section (the names are just examples):
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InputDevice "Touchpad" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "USBMouse" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"


Then of course, check your touchpad settings.

Then you need to add this option in the "ServerFlags" section, or the X server might not start (you might be able to get by without this):
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Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"


Finally go to your USB mouse settings (which you might have to add youself) and make sure you have "ZAxisMapping" added:
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USBMouse"
#your driver and device will probably be different
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse1"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


That worked for me, by the way I am using a 2.6.10 kernel and I think devfs
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the "How To"

Here are most interesting parts of my xorg.conf on a DELL Latitude C600 Laptop with 2.4 Kernel
Code:

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "XFree86 Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Touchpad" "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

.......

Section "Module"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xtrap"
        Load  "speedo"
        Load  "type1"
        Load  "synaptics"
EndSection

.......

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Touchpad"
        Driver    "synaptics"
        Option    "Device"    "/dev/psaux"
        Option    "Protocol"    "auto-dev"
#       Option      "LeftEdge"     "1900"
#       Option      "RightEdge"    "5400"
#       Option      "BottomEdge"   "1800"
#       Option      "TopEdge"      "3900"
#       Option      "FingerLow"    "25"
#       Option      "FingerHigh"   "30"
#       Option      "MaxTapTime"   "180"
#       Option      "MaxTapMove"   "220"
#       Option      "VertScrollDelta" "100"
#       Option      "MinSpeed"     "0.02"
#       Option      "MaxSpeed"     "0.18"
#       Option      "AccelFactor"  "0.0010"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Every features of the touchpad work fine even if all settings are with "#". USB mouse and touchpad work simultanously, everything is OK though.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Disable Touchpad but retain Trackpoint? Reply with quote

Does anyone know how to disable the Touchpad but retain the Trackpoint? If there is a way to turn down the Touchpad's sensitivity that would work too.

I need to have the cursor quit jumping about just because my thumb passes in the vicinity of the Touchpad.

Thanks-- Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:56 am    Post subject: Kernel detects touchpad, Xorg does not Reply with quote

I'm having trouble with my Synaptics touchpad. When I load the psmouse module, I get this output from the kernel:
Code:
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
 Firmware: 5.8
 180 degree mounted touchpad
 Sensor: 29
 new absolute packet format
 Touchpad has extended capability bits
 -> 4 multi-buttons, i.e. besides standard buttons
 -> multifinger detection
 -> palm detection
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad on isa0060/serio1


When I try to run Xorg, I get this error message:
Code:
(EE) Synaptics no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) Synaptics Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics"


tpconfig gives me this output:
Code:
fatal:

No Synaptics or ALPS touchpad device found


cat'ing /dev/input/mice gives me garbage when I touch the touchpad, i.e. the kernel driver works.
cat'ing /dev/input/event0 thru event3 gives me "No such device".

I tried booting passing usb-handoff to the kernel, which had zero effect.

My xorg.conf looks something like this
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier "Synaptics"
  Driver "synaptics"
  Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
  Option "Protocol" "event"
  Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  ...
EndSection



Any suggestions on this strange problem?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange but I get that problem with newer kernels (2.6.15.xxx). It looks like unloading/reloading module evdev should fix it. I'll try and post my feedback.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it. A workaround is to compile evdev as a module and load it with /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6. Now I've got /dev/input/event[0-4] and the touchpad scroll works.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sepp wrote:

Code:
Input device support:

* Event interface
*Mice
 * PS/2 Mouse
 * Synaptics Touchpad



I'm using this setup with kernel 2.6.0-test7 and xfree-4.3.99-13


My Kernel doesn't have Synaptics support.
I did, however, note I didn't have "Event Interface" in there.
set that to yes, figured out which event# was the touchpad
went into x... bam! I can scroll.

Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou

2.6.16-gentoo-r3, by the way

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