[PLEASE TEST] Better support for Synaptics Touchpads

Robert Watson rwatson at freebsd.org
Sat Aug 28 12:41:33 PDT 2004

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Marc Fonvieille wrote:

> I updated my -CURRENT (from 16/08) laptop to today's -CURRENT, and I see
> a lot of difference with my touchpad.  Well, it's really not useable,
> the touchpad is less accurate, the double tap & hold is not working
> anymore etc.  To sum up, if I want to use X with my laptop, I have to
> plug in a mouse. 
> So I'd like to back to previous behavior, I tried various psm flags to
> make my touchpad seen as a vanilla PS/2 mouse, but nothing works.  Is
> there a way to switch back? 

I'm using this entry in /boot/device.hints:


Which appears to tell the psm driver to ignore all that and be boring with
respect to synaptics features (i.e., work).

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org      Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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