Remapping Synaptics Touchpad

Harald Braumann harry at
Fri Feb 5 04:34:58 PST 2010


On Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:09:43 +1000
Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at> wrote:

> sounds like there's a bug with wheel emulation on absolute axes. Do
> you have the commit below in your tree?
> commit d6beb16be26df65cd65eaeb146fde0d355521535
> Refs: xf86-input-evdev-2.3.0-17-gd6beb16
> Author:     Dima Kogan <dkogan at>
> AuthorDate: Sat Dec 5 02:05:19 2009 -0800
>     allow wheel emulation to work with absolute-position devices

This is the Debian Package, and it doesn't seem to contain this commit.
I've built from git, and this works!

One problem remains though: the touchpad is overly sensitive. It's like
telekinesis: it already reacts violently when you're still millimetres
away from it.

The synptics driver has properties to configure this stuff, but evdev
doesn't seem to have. Is there another way to configure it, or is this
just not implemented yet? It can't be configured through sysfs, either.

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