[PATCH synaptics 06/11] man: don't call it "synaptics" touchpad driver.

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Jun 15 17:21:23 PDT 2010

Under Linux the kernel handles everything, so these days synaptics is the
generic touchpad driver for anything that the kernel can handle. There
aren't many synaptics-specific bits in the driver anymore.

Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
 man/synaptics.man |   14 +++++++++-----
 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man/synaptics.man b/man/synaptics.man
index b356919..f201230 100644
--- a/man/synaptics.man
+++ b/man/synaptics.man
@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
 .ds q \N'34'
 .TH SYNAPTICS __drivermansuffix__ __vendorversion__
-synaptics \- Synaptics touchpad input driver
+synaptics \- touchpad input driver
 .B "Section \*qInputDevice\*q"
@@ -15,10 +15,9 @@ synaptics \- Synaptics touchpad input driver
 .B synaptics
-is an __xservername__ input driver for the touchpads from Synaptics
-Incorporated. Even though these touchpads (by default, operating in a
-compatibility mode emulating a standard mouse) can be handled by the normal
-evdev or mouse drivers, this driver allows more advanced features of the
+is an __xservername__ input driver for touchpads.
+Even though touchpads can be handled by the normal evdev or mouse drivers,
+this driver allows more advanced features of the
 touchpad to become available. Some benefits would be:
 .IP \(bu 4
 Movement with adjustable, non-linear acceleration and speed.
@@ -64,6 +63,11 @@ that some functions are not available on all touchpad models, because
 they need support from the touchpad hardware/firmware. (Multifinger
 taps for example.)
+The name "synaptics" is historical and the driver still provides the
+synaptics protocol parsing code. Under Linux however, the hardware-specifics
+are handled by the kernel and this driver will work for any touchpad that
+has a working kernel driver.
 Please refer to __xconfigfile__(__filemansuffix__) for general configuration
 details and for options that can be used with all input drivers.  This

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