stephen at math.missouri.edu
Tue Sep 21 16:46:55 PDT 2004
I just installed FreeBSD 5.3-Beta5 on my Dell Inspiron 7500, which has a
synaptics touchpad. I am finding the touchpad to be somewhat
unresponsive, particularly under XFree86-4.3. (I would use Xorg, but
neither Xorg or XFree86-4.4 work with my video card.)
In the end I went into the source code sys/isa/psm.c, and simply
commented out the synaptics code, so that FreeBSD thinks that it is a
generic mouse. Now it works very much better.
Why would the synaptics code be so unresponsive? Do I need to use Xorg,
or is it some other issue?
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