Re: ALPS touchpad with 4 directions button doesnt work as intended

From: Maxim Levitsky
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 12:20:38 EST

On Sun, 2009-11-01 at 21:38 -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Hi Maxim,
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 04:10:18AM +0200, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
> > I have a acer 5720G laptop, and its touchpad (ALPS) has three buttons,
> > usual left/right, and middle button that can be pressed in 4 directions.
> > Up/down direction work fine, but left/right doesn't. This means that
> > left direction produces middle button click, and right direction
> > doesn't work at all.
> > I took a look at source, and I see that driver doesn't even know about
> > such configuration.
> >
> > Now I am sure its very easy to figure out what is send when no working
> > button is pressed, but I am a bit confused what BTN_* event to assign to
> > it, so it will work as horizontal scroll as intended.
> > And unassign middle button from other direction....
> >
> Synaptics driver maps multi-button to BTN_0...BTN_8 and it looks like
> synaptics X driver maps teh 4-button case by default to
> up/down/left/right scroll so I'd map ALPS the same.

One question, should I expect some resistance because the button won't
work as middle button by default? (I am sure that in X its easy remap it

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky

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