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SubjectRe: ALPS touchpad with 4 directions button doesnt work as intended
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On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 14:25 -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote: 
> On Monday 02 November 2009 02:16:28 pm Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 00:12 +0200, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > > On Mon, 2009-11-02 at 10:00 -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 07:20:26PM +0200, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > > > > On Sun, 2009-11-01 at 21:38 -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > > > > > Hi Maxim,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 04:10:18AM +0200, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > > > > > > I have a acer 5720G laptop, and its touchpad (ALPS) has three
> > > > > > > buttons, usual left/right, and middle button that can be pressed
> > > > > > > in 4 directions. Up/down direction work fine, but left/right
> > > > > > > doesn't. This means that left direction produces middle button
> > > > > > > click, and right direction doesn't work at all.
> > > > > > > I took a look at source, and I see that driver doesn't even know
> > > > > > > about such configuration.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Now I am sure its very easy to figure out what is send when no
> > > > > > > working button is pressed, but I am a bit confused what BTN_*
> > > > > > > event to assign to it, so it will work as horizontal scroll as
> > > > > > > intended.
> > > > > > > And unassign middle button from other direction....
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Synaptics driver maps multi-button to BTN_0...BTN_8 and it looks
> > > > > > like synaptics X driver maps teh 4-button case by default to
> > > > > > up/down/left/right scroll so I'd map ALPS the same.
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks!
> > > > >
> > > > > One question, should I expect some resistance because the button
> > > > > won't work as middle button by default? (I am sure that in X its easy
> > > > > remap it back)
> > > >
> > > > I am pretty sure these kind of buttons allow 5 distinct presses - left,
> > > > right, up, down and "straight" (which may be reported either with
> > > > distinct packet or by reporting both up/down or left/right presses) so
> > > > you don't have to loose the middle button. This is a speculation
> > > > though...
> > >
> > > Mine doesn't unfortunately, this is if I press it 'straight' I both feel
> > > physicaly 4 different presses and it reports currently, 'back button'
> > > 'forward button' and 'middle button' as I press it.
> > >
> > > It is possible to implement emulation, but I think that pressing it
> > > straight might also put some stress and damage it in long run.
> > >
> > >
> > > I think that pressing left+right buttons will be enough for the
> > > replacement. If not, xmodmap can be used to map each of the 4 buttons
> > > (or all of them to middle one)
> > >
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Maxim Levitsky
> >
> > Sorry, forgot to CC lkml...
> >
>
> OK, fair enough.
>
Thanks, no more questions.

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky



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