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SubjectRe: 2.6 must-fix, v4
On Sat, May 17, 2003 at 01:16:21AM -0400, Joseph Fannin wrote:
> On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 04:17:53PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > - synaptic touchpad support
> >
> > Apparently there's a userspace `tpconfig'
> For 2.4, yes, but the new input layer doesn't allow the raw
> access to the device needed for tpconfig to frob the touchpads'
> configuration -- this is the reason for Bugzilla #18. Vojitech
> Pavlik said writing support for raw access from userspace wouldn't be
> much less work than writing the kernel support.

More important than 'tpconfig' is that the native synaptics drivers for
both gpm and XFree86 won't work under 2.5+ either.

Jens Taprogee has also been working on a Synaptics Input driver. The
main difference in what I have is that his passes the absolute events up
to the mousdev layer, which in turn does the heavy lifting. Much better
IMO, as mousedev can get new features which will apply to all
absolute-mode touchpads and other input devices.

- Pizza
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