[3.16.y-ckt stable] Patch "Input: synaptics - query min dimensions for fw v8.1" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Mar 30 13:00:26 UTC 2015

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    Input: synaptics - query min dimensions for fw v8.1

to the linux-3.16.y-queue branch of the 3.16.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.16.7-ckt10.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
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>From 987098e0f284df91960f4da7c9d2a96f34190362 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Daniel Martin <consume.noise at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2015 22:28:40 -0700
Subject: Input: synaptics - query min dimensions for fw v8.1

commit ac097930f0730a9b777737de2b51e0fc49d2be7a upstream.

Query the min dimensions even if the check
SYN_EXT_CAP_REQUESTS(priv->capabilities) >= 7 fails, but we know that the
firmware version 8.1 is safe.

With that we don't need quirks for post-2013 models anymore as they expose
correct min and max dimensions.

Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91541

Signed-off-by: Daniel Martin <consume.noise at gmail.com>
  re-order the tests to check SYN_CAP_MIN_DIMENSIONS even on FW 8.1
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires at redhat.com>
Acked-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c | 10 ++++++++--
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c b/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c
index 9240d6fa0c6d..9273eaf3e93e 100644
--- a/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c
+++ b/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c
@@ -365,8 +365,14 @@ static int synaptics_resolution(struct psmouse *psmouse)

-	if (SYN_EXT_CAP_REQUESTS(priv->capabilities) >= 7 &&
-	    SYN_CAP_MIN_DIMENSIONS(priv->ext_cap_0c)) {
+	if (SYN_CAP_MIN_DIMENSIONS(priv->ext_cap_0c) &&
+	    (SYN_EXT_CAP_REQUESTS(priv->capabilities) >= 7 ||
+	     /*
+	      * Firmware v8.1 does not report proper number of extended
+	      * capabilities, but has been proven to report correct min
+	      * coordinates.
+	      */
+	     SYN_ID_FULL(priv->identity) == 0x801)) {
 		if (synaptics_send_cmd(psmouse, SYN_QUE_EXT_MIN_COORDS, resp)) {
 				     "device claims to have min coordinates query, but I'm not able to read it.\n");

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