Re: Synaptics Touchpad 2.6.0-test1 problem

From: Peter Osterlund (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 02:16:54 EST

Dax Kelson <> writes:

> I'm using XFree86-4.3.0-17, I have the synaptics XF86 0.11.3p6 driver
> installed.
> I have input, evdev, mousedev, psmouse in the kernel.
> I get happy dmesg output when psmouse loads.
> When X starts the cursor sits in the middle of the screen and won't move
> when I touch the touchpad or the buttons.

Are you using the correct eventX device node? Look at
/proc/bus/input/devices to make sure. Verify from the console that you
get data from the device. Type

        cat /dev/input/eventX | od -x

access the touchpad and verify that some data is produced.

Your XF86Config file should have a section that looks something like

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "TouchPad"
        Driver "synaptics"
        Option "Device" "/dev/input/event3"
        Option "Protocol" "event"
        Option "SHMConfig" "on"

P.S. Auto-detection of the correct eventX device is under
construction, so pretty soon it will be much easier to set things up.

Peter Osterlund -
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