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Old 07-26-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
aquilolumen
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thinkpad trackpoint doesn't work


hi,

slackware on a thinkpad x60s; trackpoint has never worked for me, but a USB scrolling mouse does. i've read through just about every thread pertaining to trackpoints (i think) and have tried the most promising variations. here are the relevant parts of my xorg.conf:


Code:
Section "InputDevice"  # <-- Trackpoint troubles        
 Identifier   "Mouse1"
 Driver       "mouse"
 Option       "Protocol"     "PS/2"
 Option       "Device"       "/dev/psaux"
 Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" # <-- don't know if these extra
 Option       "Buttons"      "5"    # buttons are needed
Endsection

Section "InputDevice"  # <-- USB mouse, works perfectly, scrolling and all
 Identifier   "Mouse2"
 Driver       "mouse"
 Option       "Protocol"     "IMPS/2"
 Option       "Device"       "/dev/mouse"
 Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
 Option       "Buttons"      "5"
 Option       "resolution"   "200"
Endsection

Section "ServerLayout" # <-- read a post that said to do this
 Identifier "Simple Layout"
 Screen "Screen 1"
 InputDevice "Mouse1" "Corepointer"      # <-- for the trackpoint
 InputDevice "Mouse2" "SendCoreEvents"   # <-- for the USB mouse
 InputDevice "Keyboard1" "Corekeyboard"
EndSection
any ideas on how to make the trackpoint work (without disabling the USB mouse)?

thanks in advance.

Last edited by aquilolumen; 07-26-2007 at 06:09 PM.
 
Old 07-27-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
tellef
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Have you enabled everything you need regarding udev/hal, etc?
Here is a snippet from my xorg.conf - I have a thinkpad-T60, and the pointer and the touchpad work as they should.

####################

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

###########################
 
Old 07-27-2007, 09:48 PM   #3
wayno
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I've got a Thinkpad R52 and just let the Fedora install the trackpoint automatically. This is what is in my xorg.conf.
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection
 
Old 07-27-2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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it must have been the "/dev/input/mice" part. today i found out about the new slack 12.0, installed that, and the trackpoint worked right off the bat. it looked like the new xorg.conf had "/dev/input/mice" too, so that must've been the trick.

*correction*

no, actually, it was adding the 'Option "CorePointer'" and 'Option "SendCoreEvents"' under each InputDevice that did the trick. my original xorgconf didn't actually have "/dev/input/mice".


thanks guys!

Last edited by aquilolumen; 07-28-2007 at 06:44 PM.
 
  


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