Re: [PATCH] Synaptics TouchPad driver for 2.5.70

From: Peter Osterlund (
Date: Thu Jun 12 2003 - 13:58:17 EST

CaT <> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 10:48:14PM -0400, Joseph Fannin wrote:
> > > Here is a new patch that sends ABS_ events to user space. I haven't
> > > modified the XFree86 driver to handle this format yet, but I used
> > > /dev/input/event* to verify that the driver generates correct data.
> >
> > How well will GPM (for example) work with this?
> Aaaand... will I be able to transparently use my ps2 mouse and touchpad
> without having to worry about what's plugged in at any one time?

It works on my computer at least. When loading the psmouse module I
get this:

        input: PS/2 Logitech Mouse on isa0060/serio2
        Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
         Firware: 5.6
         180 degree mounted touchpad
         Sensor: 18
         new absolute packet format
         Touchpad has extended capability bits
         -> four buttons
         -> multifinger detection
         -> palm detection
        input: Synaptics Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio4

The touchpad and the mouse operates independently of each other. The
mouse generates relative events as usual and the touchpad generates
absolute events as defined by my previous patch.

Peter Osterlund -
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