[PATCH] Intrepid: Mouse pointer frozen by default on bcm5974-based macbooks (#263451)

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sat Sep 6 02:31:52 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 01, 2008 at 05:47:41PM +0200, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> Starting up the CD on a Macbook Air or Macbook Pro Penryn, both of
> which use the bcm5974 trackpad driver, the mouse pointer is initially
> frozen. The reason is that the bcm5974 driver only mimics a synaptics
> touchpad, not a mouse. After configuring the synaptics driver
> everything is fine, but the default behavior is simply not going to
> work well for first time users.  This patch upgrades Intrepid to
> bcm5974-0.6, which by default operates as a regular mouse.

This sounds wrong. The live CD is supposed to load the synaptics driver 
by default, so this sounds like a bug in the hal fdi file that tells the 
system to use this driver with this hardware.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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