synaptics touchpad

Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko Alex.Kovalenko at
Tue Sep 21 17:41:59 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 19:46, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
> 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?
> Stephen
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And if you roll it back to psm.c 1.70, you, likely, will get "tap and
drag" as well ;)
Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko.

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