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Old 07-28-2006, 04:07 AM   #1
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[Solved] Synaptics: third button should act as (mouse) wheel


Hi,

i have some open issues with my synaptics settings.

My Acer Aspire WLMI 1690 has a synaptics touchpad with 2+1 Buttons.

Two of them are generic mouse buttons (left and right).

The third one has four directions (N(orth), S, E, W) and is configured like this:
N: left button
S: right button
E and W: third button (acts like clicking a mouse wheel)

I don't want this mapping!

Does anyone know how i can adjust it like that:
N: mouse wheel up
S: mouse wheel down
E: ?? (scroll right)
W: ?? (scroll left)

Note: Using my touchpad for scrolling (in opened windows) is a nice thing, but i want to use my (unused) buttons for this.




Thanks in advance!

Last edited by Quis; 07-28-2006 at 04:24 PM.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 05:27 AM   #2
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Surely, you use synaptics driver? Do you have
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"?
What does synclient -l say?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 07:00 AM   #3
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Hi raskin,

thanks for your reply. Up to your questions:

Quote:
Originally Posted by raskin
Surely, you use synaptics driver?
Uhm ... yes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raskin
Do you have Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"?
No. Only Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5".
See below ..

Edit: Using 'Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"' does not seem to change anything on the (N, S, E, W) mapping.



Quote:
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What does synclient -l say?
Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?


For informational purpose i add my InputDevice Section for the synaptics driver from /ect/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event0"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Edges" "1900 5400 1800 3900"
Option "Finger" "25 30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "150"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.05"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.15"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0005"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "true"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "CorePointer" ""
Option "Buttons" "7"
EndSection

Last edited by Quis; 07-28-2006 at 07:36 AM.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 07:48 AM   #4
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Well, try to place Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7", XAxisMapping "8 9 10 11", buttons 11, run xev and press the said button ..
 
Old 07-28-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for your hint.

With the mentioned settings
"ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7" and XAxisMapping "8 9 10 11" it does not make any difference.

xev is reporting ButtonPress event and ButtonRelease events for button 3 on pressing the South Button.

The North-Button results in button 1 events and the West/East Buttons produces button 2 events.

Anyway the wheel on my mouse have button 4 and 5 events.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:11 PM   #6
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-Solved- Synaptics: third button should act as (mouse) wheel

Okay, now i get closer to a Solution.

synclient -l prints an output now!

The trick was my missing "evdev"-module!

I now see the button 4, 5, 6 and 7 events.

Thank you!
 
Old 07-28-2006, 04:15 PM   #7
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Just in case someone stumbles over this Thread and is searching for a similar issue.

I solved my problems with loading the 'evdev' module and adjusting my /etc/X11/xorg.conf like this:

##First made the Touchpad as 'CorePointer' in the Section ##'ServerLayout
ServerLayout
InputDevice "Mouse"
InputDevice "Touchpad" "CorePointer"

##Added the (boolean)'SendCoreEvents' Option to my
##(non-corePointer) Mouse
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

##Made my synaptics Touchpad using the 'Device' Option with the
##'/dev/input/mice' Parameter
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
Option "XAxisMapping" "8 9 10 11"
Option "Edges" "1900 5400 1800 3900"
Option "Finger" "25 30"
Option "MaxTapTime" "150"
Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.05"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.15"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.0005"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "on"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
# Option "CorePointer" ""
Option "Buttons" "7"
EndSection

Thats all.
 
  


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