Xorg: Wacom tablet causes conflict with synaptics touchpad
I'm running Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy on my Laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1200. For the most part I've gotten everything working, but this has me stumped, and I've searched all over for answers but I cannot find any.
What's going on is this. During normal operation my touchpad works fine, including scroll feature. But recently I've been wanting to connect my wacom graphire4 to it as well. When I do this, and make the needed changes to xorg.conf for this to work, the tablet works fine except for a reversed scroll wheel on the mouse. But the touchpad's scroll area disappears/doesn't work.
I managed to get both to work... somehow, but it only worked once and never again. Since I use the touchpad for pointing and scrolling more than I use the tablet for that, I'd like to have both working. But apparently there's a conflict or something, because it doesn't work. I've reinstated my previous settings and the touchpad worked perfectly, then changed the settings to activate the touchpad again and it stopped working again.
The contents of my xorg.conf file is:
A little update...
I've thought about it a bit, and I think what is happening is my poor computer is treating both my touchpad and my tablet as the same device.. or same kind of device. *dizzy* When the wacom part of xorg.conf is inactive, (ie at defaults) the tablet works but more like a touchpad. And when the wacom part of xorg is active, the touchpad works but more like a tablet.
Question is, how does one fix -that-? *falls over*
--Undead Tzolkin XD
Additional information. This is from /var/log/Xorg.0.log:
Yet more information. . I've tried manipulating the values in xorg.conf. Though nothing has worked it's given me a better understanding of what might be going on... unless I'm missing something. I hope I am..
Changing the device setting for the wacom tablet to event4 caused neither to work properly.
Changing the device setting for the wacom tablet to event0 cause the touchpad to again not scroll, and the tablet to not work well.
In both these cases both grabbed an event without error.
With the wacom driver active, Touchpad seems to like event2 as opposed to running as event3 when the wacom driver is not loaded.
Commenting out the line for 'cursor' at the end of xorg.conf caused no change from the usual lack of proper operation.
I'm thinking this is a driver problem. The Synaptics driver and Wacom driver simply don't play nice together, since it doesn't seem to help if both successfully grab an event or not. Please let me know if I'm missing something. :(
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