Synaptics Touchpad

Ed Fletcher ed at
Sun Jun 12 19:49:05 UTC 2005

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Sean C Sieger wrote:
> Can anyone tell from looking at my attached Xorg.0.log
> why my Synaptics Touchpad works so poorly?


I'm no guru but I can post the relevant parts of my Xorg.0.log:

(**) |-->Input Device "Synaptics Touchpad"

(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/synaptics_drv.o
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
        Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
        ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.3

(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.13.6
(--) Synaptics Touchpad auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event1
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event1"
(**) Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
(--) Synaptics Touchpad synaptics touchpad found
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
(**) Synaptics Touchpad: always reports core events
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Synaptics Touchpad" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Configured Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Generic Keyboard" (type:
Synaptics DeviceInit called
SynapticsCtrl called.
(II) Configured Mouse: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Synaptics DeviceOn called
(--) Synaptics Touchpad synaptics touchpad found

Your log file has a couple of extra lines that mine doesn't.  I don't
know how to remove them but if you can figure that out, you might be on
the way to solving your problem.  Or not.

I'm using a Compaq Evo N800c, which is also made by HP these days, so
hopefully this will help.

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