Subject: Re: More on Synaptics touchpad
To: Rui Paulo <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/14/2005 20:53:03
In message <>, Rui Paulo writes:

>Seems like my Synaptics touchpad only works if I disable the
>inputstate switch-clause around line 678 of
>Peraphs this check is wrong for touchpads like mine ?
>My touchpad has a hardware controlled on/off switch on the keyboard
>that, I guess, only disables the motion sense. This key, on the
>keyboard :-), also produces a key event (useful maybe for the Windows
>OSD driver which comes bundled with the laptop).
>Any hints ? I'm not very familiar with the Synaptics spec. I just read
>it briefly.

I misread your original post, so I thought your problem was the same as 
mine.  I have a Thinkpad T42, and my touchpad does work.  However, if 
it's enabled in the BIOS, the trackpoint does not.  I'd like them both 
to be enabled simultaneously.  Any hints?

		--Steven M. Bellovin,