Alps pointing device

Dan Alderman d.alderman at
Fri Sep 24 13:08:48 UTC 2004

Just a quick update.

I applied the patch, built and ran the new kernel and it all worked
great, except for one thing.  It seems to have killed framebuffer mode.
I was appending vga=0x318 to my boot line, but now I just get a blank
screen during boot.  However, I'm not sure if this is a problem with the
patch or if I messed up building the new kernel somehow.



On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 12:23 +0100, Dan Alderman wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 17:48 -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 12:48:12AM +0100, Dan Alderman wrote:
> > 
> > > I have a Tosh Sat Pro A10 and would like to get the scroll feature
> > > working, motion and clicking work fine with the "Configured Mouse".  I'm
> > > guessing the alps patch wasn't applied to the distributed kernel, are
> > > there any plans to add it in the future?
> > 
> > Can you provide a pointer to the patch?  Is it stable?  Does it touch any
> > common code?
> The patch is in /usr/share/doc/xfree86-driver-synaptics/alps.patch.gz.
> As far as I can tell it doesn't remove anything, just adds another
> module, but I'm not a patch expert so I'm not promising.
> As for being stable.... I think so, but it makes you wonder why it's not
> there in the first place if the synaptics driver is?.  I am compiling
> and trying it now.
> D.
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