On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 12:34 PM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 28-04-18 00:45, Chris Murphy wrote:
> Yeah I'm totally lost on this, not least of which is I'm not
> experiencing the behavior reported in the bug or the release notes.
> The application referenced in the release notes is not installed by
> default. And the application once installed doesn't have the options
> in it that the release notes says it should have.
So there are 2 possible explanations for why you are / your laptop is
not affected by this:
1) You've once upon a time changed the setting in gnome-tweak-tool,
so it is no longer at its "default" value (which now changed) but
pinned to the value you've chosen
I had to install Tweaks so since the last clean install, the default
was not changed by me.
2) Linux does not properly recognize your touchpad as a touchpad
so it is running in mouse emulation, since you also wrote:
No idea whether it's in mouse emulation or how to determine if it is.
$ dmesg | grep -i synap
[ 1.527140] psmouse serio1: synaptics: queried max coordinates: x
[..5690], y [..4772]
[ 1.556655] psmouse serio1: synaptics: queried min coordinates: x
[1250..], y [1084..]
[ 1.556660] psmouse serio1: synaptics: Your touchpad (PNP: SYN3217
SYN1e00 SYN0002 PNP0f13) says it can support a different bus. If
i2c-hid and hid-rmi are not used, you might want to try setting
psmouse.synaptics_intertouch to 1 and report this to
[ 1.614463] psmouse serio1: synaptics: Touchpad model: 1, fw: 8.2,
id: 0x1e2b1, caps: 0xf00123/0x840300/0x12e800/0x400000, board id:
3214, fw id: 2407757
[ 1.651393] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as
> (And off topic but I do *not* like that very prominent HURT ME BUTTON,
> labeled "Touchpad" with an on/off slider. Turning it off is for real
> and easy. Turning it back on again? Hahaha, figure it out yourself!)
2) seems unlikely, because in mouse-emulation mode that button
would not hurt you. Note there is a good rationale for having that
button, some people seriously like touchpads only use the trackstick
or always carry an actual mouse with them.
Tried it, it does in fact turn off the touchpad entirely, and it took
me a while to figure out how to turn it back on.
We have an auto-revert timeout when making certain video changes that
might result in the computer becoming unusable.
FWIW I personally I'm not in favor of the change of the default
the tried and trusted PC / windows standard button-areas behavior to
the mac click-finger behavior. I've stated as much in the GNOME bug about
I'm fairly confused by the terminology and I'll split the blame for
that on Synaptics, Apple, Microsoft and my (mal)adaptive behavior:
after all I did finally say "fuck it" and reprogrammed myself to
tolerate natural scrolling because I got sick of changing the setting