|Summary:||RFE: add synaptics driver|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Michael Redinger <michael.redinger>|
|Component:||XFree86||Assignee:||Mike A. Harris <mharris>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Michael Redinger 2002-11-14 11:12:47 UTC
The Synaptics Touchpad is used in many notebooks (Dell, Compaq, Sony Vaio etc.) There's a good driver/config tool for it: http://www.compass.com/synaptics/ Please include this in a future version.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-14 17:56:38 UTC
Hm, perhaps integrate this into redhat-config-mouse somehow?
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-12-16 17:30:14 UTC
michael: I'm not sure what you're asking for. Do the Synaptics touchpads work at all with Linux?
Comment 3 Michael Redinger 2002-12-18 19:13:44 UTC
The Synaptics toucpads work fine under Linux. This is an RFE: the Synaptics TouchPad Driver includes many nice features. See http://www.mobilix.org/touchpad_driver.html for a summary.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2002-12-23 06:08:09 UTC
redhat-config-mouse is mainly in the business of modifying the /etc/sysconfig/mouse and /etc/X11/XF86Config files. It's job isn't really to provide mouse drivers. I'm going to change the component to 'distribution' to see if anybody else knows who would need to make the call on this. mharris maybe?
Comment 5 Brent Fox 2002-12-23 06:11:58 UTC
oops, notting. I didn't mean to assign it right back to you. It looks like this driver wants to be installed in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input, so I'm guessing that including the driver is really mharris' call. Changing component to XFree86.
Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-29 08:47:39 UTC
The synaptics driver at the URL above is GPL licensed, which means that it is not acceptable for inclusion in XFree86 source code base, as all code must be under an MIT or similar license. It's rather a shame that it was GPL licensed and not just MIT licensed, otherwise it could have been submitted to XFree86.org and included directly in X sources. "This software is made available under the GPL license." I do not have any synaptics hardware here personally, so I can not test nor debug any problems with the synaptics driver. If it were to be included, it would have to be included as a separate RPM package. If someone at Red Hat has this hardware and is willing to test this driver, and maintain the driver package, I have no objection to it being added to the distribution.
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2003-01-24 23:18:44 UTC
Defering for future consideration
Comment 8 Mike A. Harris 2003-09-09 22:25:18 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99351 ***
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:09 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.