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Old 08-16-2004, 12:29 AM   #1
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how to use touchpad and mouse simultaneously?


i am using Toshiba Satellite 1400 series (laptop). I have a USB mouse 3 button. If i choose 2 button mouse PS/2, my touchpad is usable but my USB mouse is not. If i choose 3 button mouse USB, my USB mouse is usable but the touchpad is not. Can anyone tell me what should I do in order to get my touchpad and USB mouse work simultaneously? thanks.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 05:10 AM   #2
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You can define several pointing devices in your X configuration file:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
# Built-in trackpoint
 Driver       "mouse"
 Identifier   "TrackPoint"
 Option       "Device" "/dev/mouse"
 Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
 Option       "Protocol" "ps/2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# External USB mouse using usbhid/mousedev
 Driver       "mouse"
 Identifier   "USBMouse"
 Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option       "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
 Option       "Buttons" "3"
 Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
...and then have them both in your ServerLayout:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier   "MyLayout"
 InputDevice  "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
 InputDevice  "TrackPoint" "CorePointer"
 InputDevice  "USBMouse" "SendCoreEvents"
 Screen       "Screen[0]"
EndSection
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Old 08-16-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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thx for ur helping
however, since i am really a newbie, i just installed my linux two days ago, i dont know where should i type those code...
i am using fedora 1, and using GNOME.
please tell me where should i type those code, thank you.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 12:17 AM   #4
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The file you need to edit is the X11 configuration file. This is either /etc/X11/xorg.conf or /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4), depending on what X distribution you have - X.org or XFree86. Make a backup copy of the file before you start editing it.


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Old 09-01-2004, 03:00 PM   #5
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I am having similar problems with a touchpad and mouse.

I have edited the XF86Config-4 file as you suggested with one change: I am using the "synaptics" driver for the touchpad instead of "mouse" (but I tried it with "mouse" and that didn't work either). The touchpad works fine, but I cannot get the ps/2 mouse to work at all.

I am using VectorLinux 4.3rc1 (with Kernel 2.6.7). I understand that 2.6.X has changed the way that input devices work, but it doesn't seem to help me.

I can't include my XF86Config file as I am on a different computer until I get the laptop working properly, but I can generally show the important parts:

ServerLayout:
inputdevice mouse1 = corepointer
inputdevice mouse0 = sendcoreevents

section inputdevice:
id = mouse0
driver = mouse
protocol = imps/2
device = /dev/input/mice
sendcoreevents = true

section inputdevice:
id = mouse1
driver = synaptics
protocol = ps/2
device = /dev/mouse
#bunch of other stuff for the touchpad

thanks,
willT
 
  


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