Synaptics Touchpad xfree driver hack :)
Brendon and Wendy
wendy.humphrey at comcast.net
Thu Jan 1 18:48:03 PST 2004
Tried the patches and the port submitted by Norikatsu Shigemura, both
work well on my machine a Compaq 2100us.
I concur with Norikatsu Shigemura for mouse settings - MinSpeed =
MaxSpeed = 0.06 fell fairly natural too me.
On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 05:24, Arne Schwabe wrote:
> I changed from debian gnu/linux to freebsd 3 weeks ago. Almost
> everything with my Notebook worked fine but the Touchpad was not as
> good as in linux or windows. Since I really wanted to have my middle
> button of the trackpoint and the scrolling of the touchpad working I
> decided to try to port the XFree86 synaptics Driver for Linux.
> (A nice thing is that Synaptics has a full spec to the protocol used
> available online)
> Since I am a real C Newbie. (This is more or less my first time
> writing C), not everything is really clean, to be honest it is more a
> collection of hack I am afraid and this approch somewhat against the
> idea of sysmouse. :/ But it still works for me [tm] ;)
> The synaptics XFree86 driver *should* detect all features and use them
> like on linux. But for now initialisation of an attached second mouse
> is not done (I was too lazy to do it, and for me it works without it)
> I hope someone with more C skills then I can clean this mess a little
> up/advise me how to clean it up and I hope I have picked the right
> mailing list :)
> But I you want to try it:
> download my patches from plaisthos.de/synaptics:
> wget http://www.plaisthos.de/synaptics/synaptics-driver.diff
> wget http://www.plaisthos.de/synaptics/synaptics.kern.diff
> Apply the 2. Patch to your kernel source (My sources should be
> -current :))
> (cd /usr/src/sys/; patch -p1 <
> Rebuild your kernel and reboot. Check if my code recognized your
> Jan 1 12:41:29 kamino kernel: psm0: model Synaptics Touchpad, device ID 0-00, 2 buttons
> Copy /usr/src/sys/sys/mouse.h to /usr/include/sys, or do a make world
> (cp /usr/src/sys/sys/mouse.h /usr/include/sys)
> Download the Xfree Synaptics Driver Sources from
> wget http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/files/synaptics-0.12.2.tar.bz2
> Unpack it and apply the patch:
> tar xfvj synaptics synaptics-0.12.2.tar.bz2
> cd synaptics
> patch -p1 < synaptics-driver.diff
> To build it use gmake:
> gmake synaptics_drv.o
> (a plain gmake won't work, since the tools don't build at the Moment
> but they not so important)
> copy the driver to your XFree Installation:
> cp synaptics_drv.o /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input
> Disable moused, in case it is running:
> killall moused
> Edit your XF86Config:
> In ServerLayout you should change your Corepointer line to:
> InputDevice "synaptics" "CorePointer"
> And now add this:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Driver "synaptics"
> Identifier "synaptics"
> Option "Device" "/dev/bpsm0"
> Option "Protocol" "psaux"
> Option "LeftEdge" "1900"
> Option "RightEdge" "5400"
> Option "TopEdge" "1900"
> Option "BottomEdge" "4000"
> Option "FingerLow" "25"
> Option "FingerHigh" "30"
> Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
> Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
> Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
> Option "MinSpeed" "0.02"
> Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
> Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
> Option "SHMConfig" "on"
> # Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"
> Pray and start X :)
> If something goes wrong, let me now.
> I hope someone else besides me has some use of my hacking.
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