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    Default Multi-Touch For The X.Org Synaptics Driver

    Phoronix: Multi-Touch For The X.Org Synaptics Driver

    Takashi Iwai of Novell/SuSE has just published a series of 18 patches for the X.Org Synaptics input driver that primarily provides multi-touch support. There's also some fixes and other changes to this Synaptics driver for X, but the primary feature is the addition of multi-touch support under Linux (and other X.Org-using operating systems) for supported hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODY2Mw

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    Hmm this leaves me confused. I have an Elantech touchpad, which is supported by the Synaptics driver, and I definitely have multi-touch support since years: double and triple tapping, two-finger scroll, etc.

    Wasn't this supported on Synaptic-proper touchpads? Isn't it the same multi-touch we talk about?

    However as there's already a working multi-touch implementation for Elantech, I don't see what were Novell's patent concerns based on...

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    Yay! Finally real support for my laptop's Clickpad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r1348 View Post
    Hmm this leaves me confused. I have an Elantech touchpad, which is supported by the Synaptics driver, and I definitely have multi-touch support since years: double and triple tapping, two-finger scroll, etc.

    Wasn't this supported on Synaptic-proper touchpads? Isn't it the same multi-touch we talk about?

    However as there's already a working multi-touch implementation for Elantech, I don't see what were Novell's patent concerns based on...
    I'm under the impression that newer Synaptics touchpads such as the "Clickpad" use an entirely different mechanism for multi-touch support.

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    Does anybody know if the new Pinch feature will work on older touchpads like the 6.x series?

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    Has anybody tested it? did anybody assemble a megapatch to apply?

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    I've downloaded all the patches and compressed them. Download here: http://www.speedyshare.com/files/246...atches.tar.bz2. All the patches patch successfully using git xf86-input-synaptics, but it won't compile correctly after patching.

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    Now we just need to figure out how to enable multitouch on all those touchpads that physically support multitouch, but are merely locked down by the firmware.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...cs/+bug/546697
    http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/19/s...der-trackpads/

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    Archers, a gift for you http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=41592


    It fails to load though...

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    Admiral0,
    FWIW I get the same errors with http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=38120
    But it seems to work.
    Code:
    (EE) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad no synaptics event device found
    (EE) Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
    (EE) SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware
    (EE) PreInit failed for input device "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
    However, the multitouch patches causes my pointer to go a bit crazy.

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