Talk:How to configure the TrackPoint
where can i find documentation of the other files (thresh, upthresh, skipback, reach, inertia...)? Blerp 01:01, 9 March 2007 (CET)
2007-03-13 On my Thinkpad R60 with kernel 2.6.20, the path is /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/serio2.
On Fedora 5, with kernels 2.6.15 and forward, the path does not include serio2; it stops at serio0.
2006-07-18 On Fedora 5, with kernels 2.6.16 and forward, the path is /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/serio2
2005-11-07 OpenSuSE 10.0 has a kernel based on 2.6.13 (probably heavily patched), but the directory /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/serio2 does not exist. instead, it looks like this:
hoppetosse:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0 # ls -l total 0 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 bind_mode lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Nov 7 18:38 bus -> ../../../../bus/serio -r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 description lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Nov 7 18:38 driver -> ../../../../bus/serio/drivers/psmouse --w------- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 drvctl drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Nov 7 18:38 id -r--r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 modalias drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Nov 7 18:38 power -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 protocol -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 rate -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 resetafter -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4096 Nov 7 18:38 resolution
"description" says it's an "i8042 Aux Port". The page Patch to enable advanced trackpoint configuration seems to imply that a kernel patch is needed in order to get those features... this needs clarification. hmm. where can i find out whether "drvctrl" is what i'm looking for and what options it takes? guess it's back to RTFS...
2005-10-06 It seems that new version of the patch ( 2.6.12 at least ), the press to select entry in /sys is named "press_to_select" and not "ptson". I changed the page accordingly so that it complies with the Patch to enable advanced trackpoint configuration page. If you use an older version try :
Press to Select
Press to Select allows you to tap the control stick which will simulate a left click. You can enable this feature by typing the following in to a terminal (you may need to be root):
# echo 1 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/ptson
Press to Select should now be enabled. You can disable it in a similar manner:
# echo 0 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/ptson
Where do I have to put this script (which should automate this), so that it is executed on startup (I have kubuntu (feisty) runing)? Samba
No mouse in Fedora Core 6
FC6 makes an X11/xorg.conf file with no mouse section, so it's not clear how to make the TrackPoint work for scrolling. Any ideas? --Whizkid 17:36, 4 December 2006 (CET)
TrackPoint scrolling inverted in Firefox
Running Ubuntu Feisty, Firefox 184.108.40.206, I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf like described in the article and set mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.action = 0; in Firefox. Scrolling works perfectly in other applications. Up-Down scrolling in Firefox, too, but right-left is inverted (only in Firefox). Does anybody have an idea why this could be? Tec 11:15, 30 March 2007 (CEST)
Yes: you have to configure mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines as well. I have the value set to 1, but you may need to set it to -1. There is also a mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines setting, which you must set to false. --RichardNeill 03:22, 4 April 2007 (CEST)
Thanks a lot. mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.sysnumlines was set to false correctly, but mousewheel.horizscroll.withnokey.numlines was set to -1 as a standard setting. Switched to 1 and it works perfectly :-) BTW, is there a good explanation available in the net, what all those parameters of about:config mean? I searched for it and didn't find anything :-( Tec