Simultaneous Touchpad and Serial Mouse on laptop?

Simultaneous Touchpad and Serial Mouse on laptop?

Post by Michel Polott » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Has anybody managed to get and the Touchpad and a serial mouse to be enabled
at the same time?

My configuration is as follows:
        - Sony Vaio PCG-F304
        - NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (aka NM2200) XPA lcd
        - Alps PS/2 Glidepoint (built-in)
        - Serial Mouse, Microsoft (scavanged from other PC)
        - SuSE Linux 6.1, pristine (witn XFree 3.3.3.1)

After quite a bit of struggling with Sax (I'll document and put it on my
home page), I managed to
get a base set-up without having to install/download anything new, -SuSE
6.1. pure, so far ?? ;-) ?? .

With this section, ...
                                Section "Pointer"
                                      Protocol  "Microsoft"
                                      Device  "/dev/ttyS0"
                                      SampleRate  60
                                      BaudRate  1200
                                EndSection

... my serial mouse works fine.

With this section, ...
                                Section "Pointer"
                                      Protocol  "GlidePointPS/2"
                                      Device  "/dev/psaux"
                                EndSection

... my Touchpad works fine.

I thought I might just try to put both sections in the config file, but,
despite no errors, it seems it only takes the
last "Pointer" defined ...

By comparing with Screen sections (you can have 2 monitors + you can define
a Screen section for each,
which will allow you to work with both at the same time, as I understand), I
had the impression that the same
was valid for Pointer/touchpad/mouse.

As anybody looked at this? What setting am I missing? or is it just not
possible? Windust can do it, why wouldn't linux?

Michel Polotto

 
 
 

Simultaneous Touchpad and Serial Mouse on laptop?

Post by Michel Polott » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Has anybody managed to get and the Touchpad and a serial mouse to be enabled
at the same time?

My configuration is as follows:
        - Sony Vaio PCG-F304
        - NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (aka NM2200) XPA lcd
        - Alps PS/2 Glidepoint (built-in)
        - Serial Mouse, Microsoft (scavanged from other PC)
        - SuSE Linux 6.1, pristine (witn XFree 3.3.3.1)

After quite a bit of struggling with Sax (I'll document and put it on my
home page), I managed to
get a base set-up without having to install/download anything new, -SuSE
6.1. pure, so far ?? ;-) ?? .

With this section, ...
                                Section "Pointer"
                                      Protocol  "Microsoft"
                                      Device  "/dev/ttyS0"
                                      SampleRate  60
                                      BaudRate  1200
                                EndSection

... my serial mouse works fine.

With this section, ...
                                Section "Pointer"
                                      Protocol  "GlidePointPS/2"
                                      Device  "/dev/psaux"
                                EndSection

... my Touchpad works fine.

I thought I might just try to put both sections in the config file, but,
despite no errors, it seems it only takes the
last "Pointer" defined ...

By comparing with Screen sections (you can have 2 monitors + you can define
a Screen section for each,
which will allow you to work with both at the same time, as I understand), I
had the impression that the same
was valid for Pointer/touchpad/mouse.

As anybody looked at this? What setting am I missing? or is it just not
possible? Windust can do it, why wouldn't linux?

Michel Polotto

 
 
 

Simultaneous Touchpad and Serial Mouse on laptop?

Post by Michel Polott » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Has anybody managed to get and the Touchpad and a serial mouse to be enabled
at the same time?

My configuration is as follows:
        - Sony Vaio PCG-F304
        - NeoMagic MagicMedia 256AV (aka NM2200) XPA lcd
        - Alps PS/2 Glidepoint (built-in)
        - Serial Mouse, Microsoft (scavanged from other PC)
        - SuSE Linux 6.1, pristine (witn XFree 3.3.3.1)

After quite a bit of struggling with Sax (I'll document and put it on my
home page), I managed to
get a base set-up without having to install/download anything new, -SuSE
6.1. pure, so far ?? ;-) ?? .

With this section, ...
                                Section "Pointer"
                                      Protocol  "Microsoft"
                                      Device  "/dev/ttyS0"
                                      SampleRate  60
                                      BaudRate  1200
                                EndSection

... my serial mouse works fine.

With this section, ...
                                Section "Pointer"
                                      Protocol  "GlidePointPS/2"
                                      Device  "/dev/psaux"
                                EndSection

... my Touchpad works fine.

I thought I might just try to put both sections in the config file, but,
despite no errors, it seems it only takes the
last "Pointer" defined ...

By comparing with Screen sections (you can have 2 monitors + you can define
a Screen section for each,
which will allow you to work with both at the same time, as I understand), I
had the impression that the same
was valid for Pointer/touchpad/mouse.

As anybody looked at this? What setting am I missing? or is it just not
possible? Windust can do it, why wouldn't linux?

Michel Polotto

 
 
 

Simultaneous Touchpad and Serial Mouse on laptop?

Post by Mike Chinand » Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Instead of two Pointer sections add an Xinput section for your touchpad:

Section "Xinput"
   SubSection "Mouse"
        DeviceName   "Touchpad"
        Protocol     "GlidePointPS/2"
        Port         "/dev/psaux"
        AlwaysCore
   EndSubSection
EndSection

The AlwaysCore line let you use both at once.

--Mike



>Has anybody managed to get and the Touchpad and a serial mouse to be enabled
>at the same time?

>With this section, ...
>                                Section "Pointer"
>                                      Protocol  "Microsoft"
>                                      Device  "/dev/ttyS0"
>                                      SampleRate  60
>                                      BaudRate  1200
>                                EndSection

>... my serial mouse works fine.

>With this section, ...
>                                Section "Pointer"
>                                      Protocol  "GlidePointPS/2"
>                                      Device  "/dev/psaux"
>                                EndSection

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Michael Chinander                                  University of Chicago