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SubjectRe: Continue: psmouse.c - synaptics touchpad driver sync problem
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On Thursday 01 July 2004 07:34 am, Marc Waeckerlin wrote:
> Dmitry: On synaptics page, I've seen that you've got tons of bugfixes for
> 2.6.7 on http://www.geocities.com/dt_or/input/2_6_7. Do I need something from
> there and is there a patch that contains all patches?
>

These are serio sysfs integration patches, they should not change the behavior
of the system.

> > >
> > > Well, there are several things:
> > > 1) Cursor hangs on system load with internal mousepad
> > > (no external mouse connected)
> >
> > You mean when the system load is high? Yes, that can happen..
>
> System load does not have to be really high, so it happens quite often. This
> is very disturbing, like in MacOS 15 years ago! (That was one of the main
> reasons for me not to use Mac, besides the fact that an application could
> crash the whole system!) I think we now have a multitasking OS, haven't
> we?!? :-(
>
> It is sometimes better, sometimes worse, but not really depending on system
> load, it seems. Just a minute ago it was really bad. Strange.

I usually feel some hesitation in cursor movement under high disk load -
do you experience something like that? Although, now that I think about it,
it's usually not the cursor itself but KDE is lagging to redraw...

>
>
> > > 2) Cursor jumps a bit with internal mousepad
> > > (no external mouse connected)
> > > 3) Cursor jumps like crazy when moving external mouse
> > > 4) Cursor randomly clicks when moving external mouse
> >
> > Has the external mouse ever worked in 2.6? Or is it always
> > just randomly clickng stuff? Have you tried connecting another
> > mouse?
>
> No and yes. At home I have a wheel mouse, at work a normal PS/2 mouse, both
> with diffrent keyboards and both with the same problem. I never successfully
> used an external mouse since I upgraded to SuSE 9.1 (Kernel 2.6). I had no
> problems with kernel 2.4 and the same hardware.
>

Just out of curiosity, what happens when you pass psmouse.proto=bare to the
kernel as a boot option (or put "options psmouse proto=bare" in your
/etc/modprobe.conf file if psmouse is compiled as a module)?

--
Dmitry
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