Re: [PATCH] Synaptics TouchPad driver for 2.5.70

From: Joseph Fannin (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 10:30:30 EST

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 12:52:06AM +0200, Joseph Fannin wrote:

Please note that I did not write this driver -- Peter Osterlund
<> did. I meant only to forward this here, since the
original sender seems to have problems getting through to the list.

> Hi!
> Here is a driver for the Synaptics TouchPad for 2.5.70. It is largely
> based on the XFree86 driver. This driver operates the touchpad in
> absolute mode and emulates a three button mouse with two scroll
> wheels. Features include:
> * Multi finger tapping.
> * Vertical and horizontal scrolling.
> * Edge scrolling during drag operations.
> * Palm detection.
> * Corner tapping.
> The only major missing feature is runtime configuration of driver
> parameters. What is the best way to implement that? I was thinking of
> sending EV_MSC events to the driver using the /dev/input/event*
> interface and define my own codes for the different driver parameters.
> Comments?

Joseph Fannin

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