Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155291
default xorg.conf should include Synaptics touchpad support
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
The installed kernel now has support for the extended features of the ALPS / Synaptics touchpad common on laptops.
If would be nice if Anaconda and/or the xorg configurator could add the appropriate Input device sections in xorg.conf.
Of course this should be done so it doesn't conflict with an external mouse.
Also, if it is conditional on having the appropriate hardware (which makes sense) it should add the appropriate sections even if an external mouse is plugged in during setup.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
We only ship our own configuration tool currently, and disable the Xorg
supplied tools. The X server does not come with a default config file,
so it is all generated by system-config-display.
We ship the synaptics driver already in the "synaptics" rpm. I'm not sure
exactly how our tools configure it currently however as I don't have
the hardware personally.
Reassigning to system-config-mouse for review.
We should be configuring synaptics. Can you backup your xorg.conf and also run
system-config-display --reconfig to see if that configures it for you. Please
attach uncompressed the xorg.conf generated.
Please paste into a comment the output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices
Created attachment 113860 [details]
As requested, xorg.cond resulting from system-config-display --reconfig.
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Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices
I did as requested. The mouse wrks as a mouse, but things like
scrolling using the scroll area of the touch-pad don't work.
It does work after manually pasting in appropriate options to
the InputDevice section.
Just commited appropriate stuff to rhpl for ALPS and to anaconda so we have the
synaptics driver and thus configure it.
ALPS and synaptics are working correctly for me