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Old 09-01-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
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Touchpad (Alps, driver synaptics, Slackware 13): middle button click doesn't work


Hi,
I have a touchpad with three buttons (if I'm not mistaken it's an Alps). With the middle button (the "wheel") I can scroll but click doesn't work.
Is there any option to configure in 11-x11-synaptics.fdi?

Driver: synaptics
Os: Slackware 13

Code:
gianni@darkstar:~$ synclient -l
Parameter settings:            
    LeftEdge                = 153
    RightEdge               = 870
    TopEdge                 = 115
    BottomEdge              = 652
    FingerLow               = 12 
    FingerHigh              = 14 
    FingerPress             = 127
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 56 
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    FastTaps                = 0  
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 75 
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 139
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7  
    VertScrollDelta         = 25 
    HorizScrollDelta        = 25 
    VertEdgeScroll          = 1  
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 0  
    CornerCoasting          = 0  
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 0  
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 0  
    MinSpeed                = 0.4
    MaxSpeed                = 0.7
    AccelFactor             = 0.0391236
    TrackstickSpeed         = 40       
    EdgeMotionMinZ          = 14       
    EdgeMotionMaxZ          = 79
    EdgeMotionMinSpeed      = 1
    EdgeMotionMaxSpeed      = 102
    EdgeMotionUseAlways     = 0
    UpDownScrolling         = 1
    LeftRightScrolling      = 1
    UpDownScrollRepeat      = 1
    LeftRightScrollRepeat   = 1
    ScrollButtonRepeat      = 100
    TouchpadOff             = 0
    GuestMouseOff           = 0
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 0
    TapButton3              = 0
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 1
    ClickFinger3            = 1
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 99
    CoastingSpeed           = 0
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 14
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 79
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 1
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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I have an ALPS touchpad on my laptop.
I believe your problem is arising from these lines:
Code:
TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 0
    TapButton3              = 0
I have TapButton2 = 2 and TapButton3 = 3

I recently developed this 11-x11-synaptics.fdi and keep it in /etc/hal/fdi/policy/. It may save you some time to edit this with your settings, rather than develop from scratch.
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
        <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMconfig" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.LeftEdge" type="string">130</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.RightEdge" type="string">900</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.TopEdge" type="string">130</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.BottomEdge" type="string">680</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerLow" type="string">10</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.FingerHigh" type="string">20</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapTime" type="string">180</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">30</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxDoubleTapTime" type="string">180</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.SingleTapTimeout" type="string">130</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.ClickTime" type="string">50</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.FastTaps" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateMidButtonTime" type="string">75</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizScrollDelta" type="string">20</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizEdgeScroll" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MinSpeed" type="string">0.30</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxSpeed" type="string">0.75</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.AccelFactor" type="string">0.015</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMinZ" type="string">25</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMaxZ" type="string">50</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMinSpeed" type="string">100</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" type="string">200</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionUseAlways" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.UpDownScrolling" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.LeftRightScrolling" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.UpDownRepeat" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.LeftRightRepeat" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.ScrollButtonRepeat" type="string">100</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.TouchpadOff" type="string">0</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.GuestMouseOff" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.LockedDrags" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.RTCornerButton" type="string">0</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.RBCornerButton" type="string">0</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.LTCornerButton" type="string">2</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.LBCornerButton" type="string">3</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton2" type="string">2</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton3" type="string">3</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CircularScrolling" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CircScrollDelta" type="string">0.1</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CircScrollTrigger" type="string">2</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CircularPad" type="string">false</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmDetect" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmMinWidth" type="string">10</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PalmMinZ" type="string">200</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CoastingSpeed" type="string">0</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMinZ" type="string">25</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMaxZ" type="string">50</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMinFactor" type="string">1</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.PressureMotionMaxFactor" type="string">2</merge>
        <!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using
             the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->
        <!-- EXAMPLES:
        Switch on shared memory, enables the driver to be configured at runtime
        <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>

        Maximum movement of the finger for detecting a tap
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">2000</merge>

        Enable vertical scrolling when dragging along the right edge
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">true</merge>

        Enable vertical scrolling when dragging with two fingers anywhere on the touchpad
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>

        Enable horizontal scrolling when dragging with two fingers anywhere on the touchpad
        <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" type="string">true</merge>

        If on, circular scrolling is used
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CircularScrolling" type="string">true</merge>

        For other possible options, check CONFIGURATION DETAILS in synaptics man page
        -->
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by allend View Post
I have an ALPS touchpad on my laptop.
I believe your problem is arising from these lines:
Code:
TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 0
    TapButton3              = 0
I have TapButton2 = 2 and TapButton3 = 3
Thanks allend.

Yes, TapButton3=3 works. But I don't want to emulate the middle button tapping with three or two fingers. I prefer to use the "middle/scroll" button.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:45 AM   #4
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Quote:
I prefer to use the "middle/scroll" button.
Lucky you! I do not have one of those.
Glad you got it working.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 08:54 AM   #5
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With the old Xorg I never used the synaptics driver with my touchpad. The middle button worked, scrolling and clicking.
Now HAL makes it work with the synaptics driver...

Last edited by giberg; 09-01-2009 at 08:56 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 09:05 AM   #6
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Quote:
With the old Xorg I never used the synaptics driver with my touchpad. The middle button worked, scrolling and clicking.
Hmm. Sounds as though it was being handled by the PS/2 mouse module.
Quote:
Now HAL makes it work with the synaptics driver...
This is an example where using HAL is easier than having to deal with setting up xorg.conf
 
Old 09-01-2009, 09:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by allend View Post
Hmm. Sounds as though it was being handled by the PS/2 mouse module.
Right...

I found this:

http://blog.rtg.in.ua/2008/06/aspire...-joystick.html

It's my touchpad.

The only thing I like is the middle button. I don't want the features provided by synaptics.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 09:51 AM   #8
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If I press the right and the left button at the same time I can simulate the middle button but I prefer the real one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by giberg View Post
Yes, TapButton3=3 works.
Hmmm... Why I said it works?

It does NOT work!

Maybe I should try to use an xorg.conf with the PS/2 (IMPS/2?) module.
 
Old 09-01-2009, 10:09 AM   #9
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If you do not want the touchpad, then try
Quote:
<merge key="input.x11_options.TouchpadOff" type="string">1</merge>
You may have to set PS/2 mouse options to get the three button behaviour that you want.
 
Old 11-06-2011, 08:15 AM   #10
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hi, i got almost the same problem, the touchpad works very slowly and being very very anoying when typing, i dont find any touchpad being loaded 'xinput list' output
machine:dell inspiron m5110
os:slackware 13.1

here is my xinput list output:

xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=7 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=9 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USB OPTICAL MOUSE id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_HD id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=15 [slave keyboard (3)]

any idea how to disable it ? thanks !
 
Old 11-06-2011, 10:58 AM   #11
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cox i use a usb mouse, so i tried to 'rmmod psmouse', it turned out touchpad is disabled. i guess psmouse is the module for alps touchpad
 
  


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