Talk:How to configure the TrackPoint

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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 control 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