[PLEASE TEST] Better support for Synaptics Touchpads

Arne Schwabe arne at rfc2549.org
Thu Aug 5 05:38:28 PDT 2004

Philip Paeps <philip at freebsd.org> writes:

> On 2004-08-05 10:34:28 (+0200), Arne Schwabe <arne at rfc2549.org> wrote:
>> Philip Paeps <philip at freebsd.org> writes:
>> > If you happen to own a laptop with a synaptics touchpad, please help test:
>> >
>> >   <http://people.freebsd.org/~philip/psm.diff>
>> +     * XXX: This is largely guesswork.  The documentation from
>> +     * Synaptics doesn't mention guest devices, but it appears
>> +     * that packets from a stick are simple ps/2 packets...
>> They are ps/2 packets but if you are crazy you can send the guest ps/2
>> device  some ps/2 commands to put it into a special mode where can get
>> features like pressure but well I don't know if that is really needed. ;)
> It might be fun to do :-)  Given enough physical and virtual buttons, we
> should be able to emulate a full-scale piano over ps/2.  *grin*
> Do you know of any documentation more recent than the ACF126.pdf from the
> Synaptics site?  Guessing is a bit tedious...

Well the programmers of the XFree86 Driver did do that guesswork or
had better documentation.

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