[Gpm] Synaptics touchpad
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 10:24:14 PDT
I have a Compaq Presario 1685 laptop with a
synaptics touchpad. I have been through a steep
learning curve with regards to this piece of cr**,
I mean piece of equipment.
What does the latest gpm synps2 do to work with the famous
linux kernel synaptics 'jumpy mouse problem'.
Does the poorly-functioning compiled kernel driver
for this mouse get overridden somehow with GPM?
I have written one user who claims that using GPM
makes all perfect. I have been trying to ping
the linux kernel writers to look at this. The kernel
solution seems like a large task.
I really don't get the details. Something about 6-bit
scancodes vs 4-bit, and error handling should be removed
from the kernel and it currently resides compiled in.
The pc_keyb.c patch for the linux kernel is a kludge.
What does GPM do? I havn't used it. I have XDM running and
typically go straight for X, I thought GPM was only for
consoles, but now I have heard otherwise, and am investigating
weather this is a solution to my poorly functioning synaptics