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Old 03-04-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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2.6.11 kernel and touchpad

after upgrading to 2.6.11 the tapping on vaio fxa-63 touch pad has changed. now i have to keep the finger on the pad for twice as much time to get it counted as a click - i didn't have that problem neither in 2.6.10 neither the earlier ones - i use standard mouse driver (not synaptic because synaptic works like crazy on my laptop)
any body having the same problem?
or maybe there's an option in xf86config i ca'nt find - that sets the minimum time that is required to have a touch beeing counted as a click
Old 03-05-2005, 08:30 AM   #2
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I've find this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
Option "RightEdge" "5300"
Option "TopEdge" "1700"
Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.06"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.12"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
# Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"

May be
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Old 03-08-2005, 05:07 AM   #3
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I just tried out 2.6.11 and had something similar happen.
Apparantly (according to the changelog) the alps touchpad driver was added to kernel mainstream. If you check dmesg, you might see something about it. Mine alerted me that the alps pad was detected, the driver was loaded, and that 'hardware tapping' was disabled... I tried to hack out the driver to go back to generic, but was unsuccessful.

I'm back on 2.6.10 to get back the old functionality.



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