Bug 20606

Summary: hal incorrectly requires pressure reporting to assign input.touchpad capability
Product: hal Reporter: Nick Brown <nickbrown>
Component: haldAssignee: David Zeuthen (not reading bugmail) <zeuthen>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact:
Severity: major    
Priority: high CC: bugzilla, Robertus0617
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: Other   
OS: All   
URL: https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=41204#c37
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Nick Brown 2009-03-11 10:51:29 UTC
See https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=41204#c37 for full details.

Currently hald only assigns the input.touchpad capability to devices that can report pressure information. While this true for synaptics and alps touchpad devices, it is not the case for elantech touchpad devices.
Hald require a wider criteria for assigning this capability, such that devices like the Elantech touchpad are accepted.

By not assigning this capability to touchpad devices, other tools will then not configure X to use an appropriate touchpad driver like the synaptics one.
Comment 1 Roberto Ciang 2009-05-23 09:36:50 UTC
Following up in this bug. Confirm that it's critical to get Elantech touchpad working on distros such as Mandriva.

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