What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package?

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What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package?

Postby poohsen » 05/05/2011, 8:08

Hi guys,

I was playing around with the package some weeks ago and it worked ok for me but I had to install it with dpkg for some reason. I downloaded it right of http://ppa.launchpad.net/voria/ppa/ubun ... synaptics/ back then, as far as I remember. I don't have that .deb anymore since I installed natty, and the directory is empty now.
Can anyone tell me what happened to that package? Is the "vertical touchpad sensitivity" issue fixed differently now or something?

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Re: What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packag

Postby voria » 05/05/2011, 12:05

That package was for ubuntu 9.10 (karmic koala) and it's not needed anymore since the vertical sensitivity problem was fixed some time ago.
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Re: What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packag

Postby poohsen » 05/05/2011, 13:00

I see. I searched the forum before posting because I was already suspecting something like that, but I didn't find any clues. Can someone tell me how this issue was resolved or link to the relevant discussion?

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Re: What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packag

Postby voria » 05/05/2011, 15:04

Take a look at this bug report:

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18351

Basically, the synaptics driver autodetects the correct vertical/horizontal ratio when used in conjuction with kernels >= 2.6.31.
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Re: What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packag

Postby poohsen » 05/05/2011, 15:52

Hmm. I wonder why I'm still getting that buggy behaviour in Natty. But I'll look into this. Maybe there is some config files I need to manipulate or something...

Thank you very much for your answers!

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Re: What happened to the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics packag

Postby poohsen » 06/05/2011, 17:51

ok, I had another look at this issue, and it seems that when I install the normal xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package in natty and reboot, I get buggy behaviour. If I remove the package and reboot, then something else is driving my touchpad and the issue disappears, although I noticed that the cursor is more "jiggy" than with synaptics.

I believe that the best results I have seen so far were obtained with vorias patched synaptics package.
Does anybody know if I can still install it in natty somehow?
To the people that used to have this vertical sensitivity issue: did it really go away by itself in natty?

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