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SubjectRe: Fwd: Re: [linux-usb-devel] usb initialization order (usbhid vs. appletouch)
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On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 15:05 -0500, Joseph Fannin wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 01:43:31PM +0100, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 05:12 -0500, Joseph Fannin wrote:
> > > On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 10:27:46PM +0200, Soeren Sonnenburg wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 2006-10-28 at 20:55 +0200, Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > > > > > From: Sergey Vlasov <vsu@altlinux.ru>
> > > > > > Subject: usbhid: Add HID_QUIRK_IGNORE_MOUSE flag
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Some HID devices by Apple have both keyboard and mouse interfaces; the
> > > > > > keyboard interface is handled by usbhid, but the mouse (really
> > > > > > touchpad) interface must be handled by the separate 'appletouch'
> > > > > > driver. Using HID_QUIRK_IGNORE will make hiddev ignore both
> > > > > > interfaces, therefore a new quirk flag to ignore only the mouse
> > > > > > interface is required.
> > >
> > > The appletouch driver doesn't work properly on the MacBook
> > > (non-Pro). It claims the device, and sort of functions, but is
> > > basically unusable.
> > >
> > > If this goes in, and blacklists the MacBook touchpad too, Macbook
> > > users will be unhappy. I think the MacBook and the -Pro use the same
> > > IDs, though, which makes a problem for this patch until appletouch is
> > > fixed on MacBooks.
> >
> > Can you please be a bit more specific on this ? Other sites mention it
> > works http://bbbart.ulyssis.be/gentoomacbook/ ... what are you missing ?
> > Sensitivity and such can all be tweaked in xorg.conf ...
>
> That's the first I've heard of it working on a vanilla MacBook.
> I'm glad. I've only heard of failures before, some by people way
> smarter than me.

[lots of problems with the appletouch driver]

OK I am asking this on the mactel-linux list... Lets see if these
problems are gone and I find some happy mb appletouch user...

In the worst case this patch could be a config option or will have to be
kept separate.

Soeren.
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