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SubjectRe: Do not use synaptics extensions by default
On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 02:28:49PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Saturday 10 January 2004 12:59 pm, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > ..aka "make synaptics touchpad usable in 2.6.1" -- synaptics support
> > is not really suitable to be enabled by default. You can not click by
> > tapping the touchpad (well, unless you have very new X with right
> > configuration, but than you can't go back to 2.4),
>
> It is my understanding that by setting "Protocol" to "auto-dev" and
> "Device" to "/dev/psaux" you can freely switch between 2.4 and 2.5.

I work with this setting for a couple of weeks now switching between 2.4
and 2.6. The touchpad works quite well in X. (Dell inspiron 8000).
I only notice I have to tap harder to get a click.

-Marcel

>
> > and touchpad senses
> > your finger even when it is not touching, doing spurious movements =>
> > you can't hit anything on screen.
>
> Does the touchpad sensitivity is OK for you when using then native XFree
> driver? Should we bump it up a little?
>
> Plus, there were issues in mousedev regarding PS2 emulation for touchpads
> in absolute mode, it should be fixed in -mm or you can try grabbing patches
> from http://www.geocities.com/dt_or/input/2_6_1/
> You are probably mostly interesed in one that deals with mouse jitter.
>
> > Without synaptics extensions
> > everything works just fine. You can reenable synaptics support using
> > commandline.
> >
> > Plus it documents psmouse_noext option.
> >
>
> Why would you document something that is deprecated? It was removed so the
> new users would not start using it instead of psmouse.proto. psmouse.noext
> should be gone soon.
>
> Plus, you not only disabling Synaptics extensions but Genius and Logitech's
> ones as well.
>
> > Please apply,
> > Pavel
>
> Dmitry
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