Dell mini 10v touchpad is horribly jumpy

Bug #402863 reported by Scott Kitterman on 2009-07-22
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)
High
Alberto Milone
Karmic
High
Alberto Milone

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

The patches in Alberto Milone's PPA https://launchpad.net/~albertomilone/+archive/ppa need to be made suitable for the archive and landed in Karmic. One has been accepted upstream already.

Due to the touchpad buttons being in the live part of the touchpad and the way the package currently handles inputs from separated parts of the touchpad it is almost impossible to control.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → karmic-alpha-4
status: New → In Progress
Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

I have uploaded a new version for Karmic to my PPA. See the attached debdiff.

Explanation of my changes:
1) - 105_correct_multifinger_click.patch: Drop patch as it breaks
      the expected behavior for multitouch clicking (LP: #320585).
This is simply a revert.

2) - 111_add_active_area.patch: Backport "Synaptics Area" property
      from upstream (LP: #402863).
This is a patch of mine which was accepted by upstream but I had to adapt it for Karmic as the upstream driver has changed a bit.

3) - 112_jumpy_cursor_quirks.patch: Add Quirk for Dell Mini 10v
       touchpad (LP: #402863).
This patch hasn't been accepted by upstream yet. It acts differently according to the kind of touchpad:
* non-multitouch devices: things should improve only for the Dell Mini 10v and for the Hp Mini 1000 MI. Other netbooks/laptops which don't have multitouch devices should not be affected.
* multitouch devices: things should improve for all devices.

4) - 113_add_capabilities.patch: Backport read-only "Synaptics
     Capabilities" property from upstream.
I backported this read-only property from upstream as we need it for an OEM project.

Feedback is welcome

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

@Alberto -- just installed the package below and it seems to make the thing almost perfect. In particular I can now do a multistage drag which was previously completely impossible with the window jumping off the screen when the moving finger was lifted.

   xserver-xorg-input-synaptics_1.1.2-1ubuntu2_i386.deb

+1 from me from a functionality point of view; note I have not reviewed the fix in any way.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics - 1.1.2-1ubuntu2

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xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (1.1.2-1ubuntu2) karmic; urgency=low

  * debian/patches:
    - 105_correct_multifinger_click.patch: Drop patch as it breaks
      the expected behavior for multitouch clicking (LP: #320585).
    - 111_add_active_area.patch: Backport "Synaptics Area" property
      from upstream (LP: #402863).
    - 112_jumpy_cursor_quirks.patch: Add Quirk for Dell Mini 10v
      touchpad (LP: #402863).
    - 113_add_capabilities.patch: Backport read-only "Synaptics
      Capabilities" property from upstream.

 -- Alberto Milone <email address hidden> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 10:42:11 +0200

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
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