Re: [PATCH] Synaptics TouchPad driver for 2.5.70

From: Peter Osterlund (
Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 14:04:06 EST

Andreas Jellinghaus <> writes:

> I tried that driver with 2.5.73. The synaptics option is gone, so it is
> always on by default? No way to turn it off?

Correct. I don't know if it was an accident or if it was an
intentional decision, but there doesn't seem to be a way to make the
touchpad operate in relative (compatibility) mode any more.

On the other hand, I don't think there will be any reason to use
relative mode once we have X and gpm support for absolute mode, and
when guest devices are supported.

> The touchpad is working ok, but the mouse is moving either slow or too
> fast. I guess there is a way I can configure that?

Yes, use the synclient program to tweak parameters until you find a
setting you like. (I use MinSpeed=0.08 and MaxSpeed=0.10). Then put
them in the XF86Config file. The INSTALL file has an example
InputDevice section that you may want to start from.

> a bigger problem is: X froze once, but I could login via network and
> kill -9 it. No idea why, there is nothing special in the log file.

I've seen X freeze too. I'll debug it, but it will have to wait a week
until I get back from my vacation.

Peter Osterlund -
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