Synaptics patch: orientation

Magnus Kessler Magnus.Kessler at
Tue Nov 11 10:32:39 PST 2008

On Tuesday 11 November 2008, Mildred Ki'Lya wrote:
> Hi,
> Le Tue 11/11/2008 à 15:21 Éric Piel à écrit:
> > > The next thing would be to automatically change the orientation of
> > > the trackpad when XRandR rotates the screen.
> >
> > Certainly not at the X server level. I have two screens, which
> > screen's orientation are you going to use? However, at a higher
> > level, like in the gnome applet for screen resolution, that would be
> > very useful.
> I was thinking at a higher level (like the gnome applet). But why not
> at the lower level (if specifically allowed in xorg.conf). The screen
> that would be monitored would be of course the laptop's screen (LVDS
> for me).
> Well, I guess that if you have a trackpad it's on a laptop, right?

Not necessarily ;). I for one have been using a number of desktop keyboards 
with a built-in touchpad over the years. Alternatively there are stand-alone 
touchpads on the market as well.

> :)
> Mildred

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