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Hi, I have Dell Latitude D400, where is integrated both touchpad and stick in keyboard. I use FC3 and after instalation they are both working. But I wanted some advanced ...
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    Touchpad and Stick working simultaneously


    Hi,
    I have Dell Latitude D400, where is integrated both touchpad and stick in keyboard. I use FC3 and after instalation they are both working. But I wanted some advanced touchpad features so I compiled kernel 2.6.12 and the Synaptics-14.1 support. After changing xorg.conf according to README.apls file in synaptics package touchpad is working fine with all the scroll and othe features, but stick is inactive.

    In time I get used to use buttons from stick and pointing from touchpad and now I can't. When I use the old config for mouse in xorg.conf file both are again working but the touchpad without the advanced features. I think the problem is just in the xorg.conf configuration, can someone write me what should I change in it:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    #Section "InputDevice"
    #   Identifier  "Mouse0"
    #   Driver      "mouse"
    #   Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    #   Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    #   Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    #   Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    #   Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    #EndSection
    Section "InputDevice"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Identifier      "Mouse0"
        Option  "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option  "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
    ...
    ....all the touchpad settings...
    ...
    EndSection

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    These are the settings I have in my xorg.conf for my touchpad/stick. They were auto generated for me, so I'll let you figure out if you need them -
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "synaptics"
      Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
      Option       "AccelFactor" "0.04"
      Option       "BottomEdge" "650"
      Option       "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
      Option       "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
      Option       "CircularScrolling" "1"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option       "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "15"
      Option       "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "15"
      Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
      Option       "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
      Option       "FingerHigh" "15"
      Option       "FingerLow" "14"
      Option       "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
      Option       "InputFashion" "Mouse"
      Option       "LeftEdge" "120"
      Option       "MaxSpeed" "0.5"
      Option       "MaxTapMove" "110"
      Option       "MaxTapTime" "180"
      Option       "MinSpeed" "0.2"
      Option       "Name" "ALPS;Touchpad"
      Option       "Protocol" "auto-dev"
      Option       "RightEdge" "830"
      Option       "SHMConfig" "on"
      Option       "TopEdge" "120"
      Option       "UpDownScrolling" "1"
      Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
      Option       "VertScrollDelta" "20"
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

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    If you still have trouble it would be useful if you could post both xorg.confs for us to look at then people without sticks can compare the files and offer other suggestions.
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    Yor cut from xorg.conf is missing (I think for this problem the most important) ServerLayout section. I think there is possible to define 2 or more Input Devices, like when I connect external mouse to USB, but only one of them could be "CorePointer". I remember that I read somewhere how to define more pointer devices but now I could not find it anywhere on the internet (Any suggestions for some HowTo???).

    Anyway thanks for your printout but just this change isn't working, but try to post whole xorg.file maybe we can find something out.

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    I fixed it. All other pointers with special configuration should be loaded with "AlwaysCore" param in ServerLayout section. Here ist my xorg.conf listing
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Touchpad" "AlwaysCore"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Identifier      "Touchpad"
        Option  "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option  "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
    ....
    EndSection

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