Subject: Thinkpad trackpoint [was Re: More on Synaptics touchpad]
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/15/2005 20:27:18
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On 2005.12.14 20:53:03 -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
| In message <>, Rui Paulo write=
| >
| >
| >Seems like my Synaptics touchpad only works if I disable the
| >inputstate switch-clause around line 678 of
| >sys/dev/pckbport/synaptics.c.
| >
| >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=20
| it's enabled in the BIOS, the trackpoint does not.  I'd like them both=20
| to be enabled simultaneously.  Any hints?

=46rom what I read on some Linux web pages, the trackpoint should be a
ps/2-style mouse with some additional features. I presume the basic
features should work out-of-the-box.

What does the kernel print ?

		-- Rui Paulo

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