Semi-multitouch devices should be disabled in Natty

Bug #723905 reported by Chase Douglas on 2011-02-23
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xorg-server (Ubuntu)
High
Chase Douglas
Natty
High
Chase Douglas
xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu)
Medium
Chase Douglas
Natty
Medium
Chase Douglas
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)
High
Chase Douglas
Natty
High
Chase Douglas

Bug Description

SemiMultitouch devices are not enabled in the Natty x server, so their touch support should be disabled in the input modules.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Chase Douglas (chasedouglas)
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Chase Douglas (chasedouglas)
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu Natty):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Chase Douglas (chasedouglas)
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

I tried to implement this today, and I think the input module tweaks to synaptics aren't too bad. However, I realized that many more tweaks would be needed to the server as well. I'm not comfortable adding in this much change this late in the cycle, so I'm going to change this bug so that it is about disabling semi-multitouch device support in natty.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu Natty):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

A synaptics test package has been pushed to ppa:utouch-team/unstable.

summary: - Semi-multitouch devices should be handled properly
+ Semi-multitouch devices should be disabled in Natty
description: updated
Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

I'm going to mark this as won't fix for xserver-xorg-input-evdev because evdev is not used for trackpads by default. There is no benefit to using evdev for trackpads in Natty. In Oneiric, the code would just be changed to fully support semi-multitouch devices anyways, so there's not much benefit to be gained by disabling semi-multitouch support in Natty.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu Natty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics - 1.3.99+git20110116.0e27ce3a-0ubuntu8

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xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (1.3.99+git20110116.0e27ce3a-0ubuntu8) natty; urgency=low

  * Disable SemiMultitouch devices, we don't support them yet (LP: #723905)
 -- Chase Douglas <email address hidden> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:16:21 -0400

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu Natty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Chase Douglas (chasedouglas) wrote :

Given that X evdev isn't used for trackpads and that a fix has been added in X synaptics, I'm marking this bug as won't fix for the server and X evdev.

Changed in xorg-server (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Won't Fix
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-evdev (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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