[PLEASE TEST] Better support for Synaptics Touchpads
rwatson at freebsd.org
Sat Aug 28 20:42:21 PDT 2004
On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Doug Poland wrote:
> Well, that would explain much. This laptop (Dell C600) worked quite
> nicely when 5.2.1 was released. The mouse situation has slowly
> deteriorated in recent months. It's a shame if it's a hardware problem
> cause paying to have this laptop fixed is not an option.
> Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.
Well, I don't promise it's not a FreeBSD problem -- the best way to test
for sure would be to load a copy of Windows XP or the like on it and see
if the same problem recurs. I find that the new Synaptics psm driver
changes made things a lot less comfortable, so I use the psm hints flags
setting to turn that off.
FWIW, my latest Latitude C600 just began doing it a few days ago -- all
goes down hill from here...
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research
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