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Re: Synaptics touchpad - how do I get it to work?



On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:22:57PM -0800, Aleksey Nogin wrote:
> On 17.02.2004 22:37, Paul Nasrat wrote:
> 
> >kudzu now supports synaptics via evdev:
> 
> Does it do anything when it detects one?

I'm pretty sure someone is looking at this side of things.  I have been working to get synaptics into fedora core 2, and things are looking pretty good for either fc2 or extras - these things don't happen overnight.  Be assured that if and when we get there notification will go to fedora-test-list.

> >As far as the gpm patches go I did look at them and they include extensive
> >refactoring from upstream.
> 
> Hm, I do not quite understand it. "gpm -m /dev/input/mouse0 -t help" already
> (gpm-1.20.1-41) lists "syn" and "synps2" mouse types, but I could not get it
> to actually work with any of them...

The point about the evdev patches in a bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=103497 you linked to is that they are *major* changes - it says so on the site http://www.geocities.com/dt_or/gpm/gpm.html

Changing DEVICE in /etc/sysconfig/gpm to /dev/input/mice and gpm should pick up
events from any pointer device, including evdev ones.  You probably don't get
tap click, but it's probably a more maintainable setting for the Fedora
gpm/system-config-mouse maintainers.

Paul




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