Xorg and HAL (2)

As already mentioned in “Xorg and HAL” X-land is in state of “complete” redesign.

Today I read at Phoronix that Intel released their driver update 2.11.0. Curious as I tend to be I had to compile Xorg, Mesa and the driver once again to take a look at what’s going on myself.

Because support for setting properties via udev seems to have gone in favour of the shiny new “conf.d” features, my old post is definitely outdated.

Not that big of a deal though, to configure your touchpad/-stick you now have to create InputClass-Sections in *.conf-files in “/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/” (99-trackstick.conf in this example).

Section "InputClass"
	Identifier			"dualpointstick"
	MatchProduct			"DualPoint Stick"

	Option "ButtonMapping"		"3 2 1 4 5"
	Option "EmulateWheel"		"true"
	Option "EmulateWheelButton"	"2"
	Option "EmulateWheelTimeout"	"400"
	Option "YAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection

By the way: Subsequent rules seem to be overwritten, so copying “/usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/05-evdev.conf” makes sure “normal” input devices use the evdev driver.

Ah, in case you might have wondered: Yes, contrary to mice I use touchpads and tracksticks with my left hand. Which other OS would allow me to configure input devices like that?

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