[KARMIC] [SRU] Add Sentelic Finger Senseing Pad Touchpad support

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Oct 29 14:43:07 UTC 2009

Jerone Young wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-10-29 at 10:20 +0000, Stefan Bader wrote:
>> Jerone Young wrote:
>>> SRU Justification:
>>> Impact: On laptops with the Sentelic Finger Senseing Pad are not fully
>>> functional the main problems are: 
>>>       * The trackpad is very sensitive and there is no way to turn off
>>>         tap to click so it is easy to moving ones typing point when
>>>         entering text.
>>>       * There is no scrolling by movement down the right side as on the
>>>         Synaptics Track pad because Synaptics have patented that
>>>         feature, the taping of sensitive areas is however a good
>>>         substitute.
>>> Laptops such as the MSI Wind are effected. A driver was accepted
>>> upstream that addresses these issues though didn't make into 2.6.31, but
>>> in 2.6.32 tree. 
>>> LP# 311869
>>> Related links:
>>> http://www.pcurtis.com/wind.htm#sentelic
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=917721
>>> Fix:
>>> The upstream commit is here:
>>> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=fc69f4a6af49ee69475dc4217924d9edf77760e0
>>> Also need to have turned on in kernel configuration file.
>> As we need to concentrate on Lucid work harder, the SRU policy has been modified
>> to require upstream changes to go to upstream stable and through that back to Karmic.
>> There should be only very few exceptions to this. And especially as the patch you
>> ask for is certainly above a simple quirk. So NAK for this. People might use mainline
>> or Lucid kernels. You could try to submit it to upstream stable but it likely has the
>> problem of size.
> The link is to upstream stable. This is torvald's tree.

Linus tree is upstream and certainly not stable. Greg maintains the 2.6.31.y stable


>> -Stefan
>>> Testcase:
>>> Sentelic Touchpads will work properly with scrolling support as well as
>>> other features.

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