Bug 202342 - Trackpoint does not work on Thinkpad T43p after instalation
Trackpoint does not work on Thinkpad T43p after instalation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 200347
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-08-13 04:14 EDT by Jiri Cerny
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-14 12:14:28 EDT
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Description Jiri Cerny 2006-08-13 04:14:04 EDT
Description of problem:
After a fresh instalation of FC6T2 on T43p the trackpoint and the corresponding
line of buttons does not work in X. The touchpad and its two buttons are without

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC5T2 version

Actual results:
Trackpoint does not work, touchpad does

Expected results:
both works. I do not care about the trackpoint to much, but I tend to use its
middle button, because touchpad does not have one. See
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/UltraNav for a picture of the device.

Additional info:
I modified /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in the following way and the bug disappears
(I copied it from FC5 system):
into the ServerLayout section add
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
and add the section
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Comment 1 Will Woods 2006-08-14 12:14:28 EDT
Another workaround - on my T43, removing all "InputDevice" sections allows xorg
to properly autodetect all pointer devices (trackpoint, touchpad, and USB mice).
Xorg is supposed to be autodetecting the devices, so the InputDevice sections
may not be necessary.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200347 ***

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