Subject: Re: kern/28990: synaptics driver - my pointing stick now doesn't work
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/17/2005 19:48:38
On Monday 17 January 2005 19:02, Dave Huang wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 11:40:13AM +0000, Steve Woodford wrote:
> > With this patch, Synaptics Touchpad support will be enabled only if
> > "options PMS_SYNAPTICS_TOUCHPAD" is specified in the kernel config
> > file.
> What if we want both to work? The Inspiron 8000 has a Synaptics
> Touchpad and pointing stick (and the Windows driver from Synaptics
> knows how to handle both of them). I like the support for the touchpad
> that was added, but I often use the pointing stick too.

It's not ideal, and I would like to support both at some point.

I notice Synaptics do a combined stick/pad, so perhaps they already have 
the relevant documentation up on the developer's section of their 
website. A very quick glance didn't reveal anything obvious though.

This option will at least provide the ability to revert back to a working 
touchpad _and_ stick. At least until stick support is added to the 

Cheers, Steve