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Re: [SLE] pointing stick on dell latitude d600 [SOLVED]
  • From: "Carlos F. Lange" <carlos.lange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2005 16:40:50 -0600
  • Message-id: <200507031640.50202.carlos.lange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 26 June 2005 18:43, Sunny wrote:
> I noticed, that the live DVD works ok. So, after comparing the X
> config files, I saw that the live DVD uses a generic mouse driver,
> while the installed 9.3 uses the synaptics driver. I checked all the
> options for the synaptics driver, and they look good, so I guess
> something is broken there.
> Anyway, I just set my X to use the generic mouse driver, and got the
> stick back operational. No the synaptics extras though, but I do not
> use them anyway.

OK, this was a good hint.
While I was away I played with it and I found that _adding_ a generic
mouse with SaX2 reactivates the pointing stick _and_ also my Labtec
cordless mouse without disabling the synaptics extras from the
touchpad. The cordless mouse and pointing stick only worked after
restarting X11 (logout and login does the trick), but I had difficulty
activating the mouse wheel in the cordless.

By comparison with my old 9.1 setting I removed the lines:
Option "EmulateWheel" "on"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "4"
which shouldn't be there because I had deselected them in SaX2,
and I also changed the number of buttons to "7".
So, now my /etc/X11/xorg.conf has an additional entry that reads:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "Logitech;Cordless Trackman FX (USB)"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

(I figure the name doesn't actually matter)

As for the synaptics extras, while I enjoy the "wheel effect"
sliding my finger on the edge, I hate the tapping feature,
because I always mess up something by mistake. To disable
tapping I just change "MaxTapTime" to "0".

Now, I'm happy.

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