Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org server
This package provides an input driver for the X.Org X server to enable
advanced features of the Synaptics Touchpad including:
* Movement with adjustable, non-linear acceleration and speed
* Button events through short touching of the touchpad
* Double-Button events through double short touching of the touchpad
* Dragging through short touching and holding down the finger on the touchpad
* Middle and right button events on the upper and lower corner of the touchpad
* Vertical scrolling (button four and five events) through moving the finger
on the right side of the touchpad
* The up/down button sends button four/five events
* Horizontal scrolling (button six and seven events) through moving the finger
on the lower side of the touchpad
* The multi-buttons send button four/five events, and six/seven events for
* Adjustable finger detection
* Multifinger taps: two finger for middle button and three finger for right
button events. (Needs hardware support. Not all models implement this
* Run-time configuration using shared memory. This means you can change
parameter settings without restarting the X server (see synclient(1)).
* It also provides a daemon to disable touchpad while typing at the keyboard
and thus avoid unwanted mouse movements (see syndaemon(1)).
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics for Debian
This package contains the Synaptics TouchPad driver for X.Org X server.
See also the README file for details on configuration options.
The synclient and xinput tools allow configuring various aspects of the
driver's behaviour. See the synaptics(4) man page for details of
It is possible to use this driver with an ALPS Glidepoint device. If
you use an older 2.6 linux kernel which has no ALPS input driver, you
need to apply the ALPS kernel patch in the alps.patch file. See
http://www.kernelnewbies.org/faq/ for information about how to apply
kernel patches and compile kernels.
Note! If you use kernel 2.6.11 or later, the alps patch is already
included, so you don't h
Synaptics touchpad driver for X.Org
* Is this free software?
Yes, the source code is released under the MIT license.
* When will the driver be included in the XOrg distribution?
It is already.
* How do I use this driver with Linux kernel 2.6.x?
You need to have the "evdev" driver loaded or compiled into the
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (1.2.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* All the shared memory code has bee
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xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (1.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Cherry-pick patch from upstream gi
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