synaptics driver ignores options set by hal

Bug #355071 reported by Dmitriy Geels on 2009-04-04
This bug affects 6 people
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xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

After Jaunty update from 01.04.2009 synaptics driver started completely ignoring options set in my custom .fdi file (see attach).

lshal shows, that options are set:
udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_AUX3_port_logicaldev_input'
  info.capabilities = {'input', 'input.touchpad'} (string list)
  info.category = 'input' (string)
  info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_AUX3_port' (string)
  info.product = 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' (string)
  info.subsystem = 'input' (string)
  info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_AUX3_port_logicaldev_input' (string)
  input.device = '/dev/input/event8' (string)
  input.originating_device = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_AUX3_port' (string)
  input.product = 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' (string)
  input.x11_driver = 'synaptics' (string)
  input.x11_options.AccelFactor = 0.0 (0.04) (double)
  input.x11_options.CircScrollDelta = 0.2 (0.18) (double)
  input.x11_options.CircScrollTrigger = 0 (0x0) (int)
  input.x11_options.CircularPad = true (bool)
  input.x11_options.CircularScrolling = true (bool)
  input.x11_options.CoastingSpeed = 0 (0x0) (int)
  input.x11_options.EdgeMotionUseAlways = true (bool)
  input.x11_options.HorizEdgeScroll = false (bool)
  input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll = false (bool)
  input.x11_options.SHMConfig = true (bool)
  input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll = false (bool)
  input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll = false (bool)
  linux.device_file = '/dev/input/event8' (string)
  linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2) (int)
  linux.subsystem = 'input' (string)
  linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8/event8' (string)

But synclient -l tells, that SHMConfig is off. Also, circular scrolling doesn't work.

P.S. I have circular touchpad w/o multitouch support

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 0.99.3-2ubuntu4
ProcVersion: Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@crested) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #40-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 3 17:39:41 UTC 2009
SourcePackage: xfree86-driver-synaptics
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic x86_64

Dmitriy Geels (dmig) wrote :
tags: added: regression-potential
Dmitriy Geels (dmig) wrote :
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Updates list for 1.04:
Commit Log for Wed Apr 1 22:20:34 2009

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Dmitriy Geels (dmig) wrote :

found workaround using xinput

Steve Beattie (sbeattie) on 2009-04-29
tags: added: jaunty regression-release
removed: regression-potential
Dmitriy Geels (dmig) wrote :

Steve, can you add some comments on this bug?
I'm still unsure if this is synaptics or hal bug.

phcoder (phcoder) wrote :

I have a similar bug: MaxTapTime is ignored but CircScrollTrigger works fine. My laptop is Packard-Bell too but BG, not BV

The bug is still present in Ubuntu 9.10 Beta.

lshal and synclient disagree what parameters have been set.

How do I debug whether my custom FDI parameter names are correct?

Dmitriy Geels (dmig) wrote :

Mikko, hal is deprecated in 9.10, so it's not a bug anymore. Syndaemon works now and it doesn't require SHMConfig.
Syndaemon shows correct values set by xinput.

In jaunty I used this script to workaround not working shmconfig:

xinput set-int-prop 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' 'Synaptics Edge Scrolling' 8 0 0 0
xinput set-int-prop 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' 'Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling' 8 0 0
xinput set-int-prop 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' 'Synaptics Edge Motion Always' 8 1
xinput set-int-prop 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' 'Synaptics Circular Scrolling' 8 1
xinput set-int-prop 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad' 'Synaptics Circular Pad' 8 1

Gursimran singh (simar) on 2010-07-13
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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