Subject: kern/28774: Synaptics touchpad driver. (Patch)
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Date: 12/24/2004 15:21:01
>Number:         28774
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Synaptics touchpad driver. (Patch)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Dec 24 15:21:00 +0000 2004
>Originator:     Kentaro A. Kurahone
>Release:        2.99.11
SIGUSR1 Research and Development
NetBSD 2.99.11 NetBSD 2.99.11 (MAAT) #2: Fri Dec 24 14:46:56 UTC 2004 i386
The default pms driver in dev/pckbport doen't take full advantages of the Synaptics touchpads.  On my Fujitsu P7010, the Up/Down button does not function, because Synaptics touchpads will not send the information unless the OS sends a few PS/2 packets and puts it in Absolute mode.

Ales Krenek wrote a patch for NetBSD 2.0 that puts the touchpad in the correct mode, along with tap and tap/drag support code.  I've cleaned it up substantially, and added support for additional buttons and tuning via sysctl.

Original patch:
New and improved patch:

I'm using it right now, and it seems to work fine.