xf86-input-synaptics: Secondary mouse button isn't recognized

Karol Babioch karol at babioch.de
Fri Nov 23 15:52:54 PST 2012


I'm not entirely sure whether this is the right mailing list, however I
couldn't find a more specific one, so hopefully I'm not too wrong.

It's the first time I run into trouble with synaptics, so probably I
should thank you guys for the great work you are doing here.

The touchpad I've got trouble with is part of a Sony laptop. The
touchpad is "special" in that that there aren't any visible buttons. The
touchpad itself is a "plate" and there are physical clickable buttons in
the left bottom and right bottom beneath the "plate", which correspond
to the normal "left" and "right" buttons.

The "left" one gets recognized just fine and is usable within X. However
the right one isn't recognized at all :(.

xinput repots the following:

[andreas at sve input6]$ xinput list-props 12 | grep "Capabilities"
        Synaptics Capabilities (298):   1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1

The version of xf86-input-synaptics on my system is 1.6.2.

I have found some advices for getting the "plate" type of touchpad
working. However, I think they don't apply here, because in my case
there seem to be real physical buttons beneath the "plate", whereas the
advices seem to assume that you've got no physical buttons at all.

I'm not too familiar with synaptics, so I'm not sure what else you would
like to have in order to narrow this down. Just let me know. I also
should be capable of applying some patches and recompiling the whole
thing, if necessary.

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

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