[PLEASE TEST] Better support for Synaptics Touchpads

Robert Watson 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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