synaptics driver for xorg: new feature

Aapo Rantalainen aapo.rantalainen at
Mon Apr 28 20:28:52 UTC 2008

Hi, I made new feature in synaptics driver for xorg
(xserver-xorg-input-synaptics) and I want share it to all.

new feature:
briefly: option to flip x and y axis.
When I turn screen to portrait or upside-down with xrandr, then using
touchpad is very difficult. I add one user parameter to tell synaptics
that screen orientation is not normal.

Result: It doesn't matters what is the orientation of the screen, when
I move my finger from left to right the mouse pointer will move from
left to right.

I do not use tapping, circle scrolling or two fingers things, so I do
not know will they work or not with this patch. I have tested it only
with ubuntu.

There are four scripts that I use (mnemonic for values)

 xrandr --orientation right
 synclient Xrandr=1

 xrandr --orientation normal
 synclient Xrandr=0

 xrandr --orientation left
 synclient Xrandr=2

 xrandr --orientation inverted
 synclient Xrandr=3

 -Aapo Rantalainen
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