Unhappy Xorg upgrade
drl at bsd.my
Sun Feb 1 22:57:46 PST 2009
> Just tried dropping the synaptics driver and option in loader.conf (it needs
> hw.psm.synaptics_support in /boot/loader.conf or it gets picked up as an Intellimouse) and it works
> as a standard mouse. The keyboard is still fine with no spurious events. The synaptics driver opens
> up a lot of features on the trackpad (right hand side becomes a scroll "wheel", the bottom edge
> becomes a horizontal scroll, it picks up multi-taps and you can tweak much of it in xorg.conf) but
> I don't think this is the cause of your issue.
Did you manage to fully test out the synaptics driver ? I've had horrible experience with it. If
you allow hald to manage input devices (mouse/keyboard) on your laptop, the touchpad barely works.
(no scrolling, no tapping, slow acceleration). I've had to run Xorg without hald managing
those devices. Even configuring /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-synaptics.fdi doesn't seem to do
I've also went ahead and tried recompiling Xorg without hal support and on reboot my laptop freezes
the minute it see's the console login screen. Looks like the hal option is mandatory.
> FYI, this laptop is an ECS 331, RS485 chipset with a Turion ML34 CPU running 7-STABLE amd64 from
> Jan 12th.
Same chipset here, except I have a Turion ML-50 running 7-STABLE i386 from Jan 30th.
> If anyone's interested (on x11@), I did just plug a USB mouse in and it Just Worked [TM] without me
> having to mess with anything.
Works on mine as well.
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