Synaptics click and drag problems

Jon Masters jonathan at
Tue Apr 6 18:04:42 UTC 2010

On Tue, 2010-04-06 at 17:05 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 11:55:31AM -0400, Jon Masters wrote:
> > Within the Fedora desktop environment, clicking and dragging results in
> > a right mouse button event and no dragging. I turned off the silly (and
> > in my personal opinion anti-useful) right mouse button stuff after some
> > fiddling with synclient in HAL so I don't end up with a lot of minimized
> > windows or "New Folder"s on my desktop every time I try to click and
> > drag. But I still can't actually click and drag. There is a suggestion
> > this is a limitation in the synaptics driver in Xorg. Is that correct?
> Yes. X has no terribly useful multitouch support at present.

I thought things were changing in that dept. Is there a place other than
the Xorg lists or shall I inquire there for the latest status?

It's looking like the Macbook will just run OSX for the time being, but
I'm happy to test out random patches for synaptics, b43, etc.


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