Bug 155291 - default xorg.conf should include Synaptics touchpad support
default xorg.conf should include Synaptics touchpad support
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-mouse (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
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Depends On: 158062
Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2005-04-18 15:54 EDT by Per Bothner
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-14 18:31:08 EDT
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Re-generated xorg.conf (2.66 KB, text/plain)
2005-04-29 14:12 EDT, Per Bothner
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Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices (646 bytes, text/plain)
2005-04-29 14:13 EDT, Per Bothner
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Description Per Bothner 2005-04-18 15:54:30 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020

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.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-20 12:09:50 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2005-04-28 05:43:22 EDT
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
Comment 3 Per Bothner 2005-04-29 14:12:29 EDT
Created attachment 113860 [details]
Re-generated xorg.conf

As requested, xorg.cond resulting from system-config-display --reconfig.
Comment 4 Per Bothner 2005-04-29 14:13:44 EDT
Created attachment 113862 [details]
Output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices
Comment 5 Per Bothner 2005-04-29 14:16:30 EDT
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.
Comment 6 Paul Nasrat 2005-05-19 13:06:41 EDT
Just commited appropriate stuff to rhpl for ALPS and to anaconda so we have the
synaptics driver and thus configure it.
Comment 7 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-14 18:31:08 EDT
ALPS and synaptics are working correctly for me

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