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  • Better Support For Newer Synaptics Laptop Touchpads Coming To Linux 5.10

    Phoronix: Better Support For Newer Synaptics Laptop Touchpads Coming To Linux 5.10

    Synaptics has contributed RMI4 F3A support for Linux 5.10 to better the support for newer laptop touchpads...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ptics-RMI4-F3A

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    AFAIK from all touchpad gestures you can only use one finger (left click) and two fingers (right click) on Linux.

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    • #3
      Thinkpad X1 user here, I was amazed when kernel 5.0 was released all my touchpad issues were fixed

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      • #4
        "A Synaptics engineer contributed the F3A support and a follow up patch to help support recent Lenovo ThinkPads."

        That follow up patch is from me, and I am not a Synaptics engineer.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by zx2c4 View Post
          "A Synaptics engineer contributed the F3A support and a follow up patch to help support recent Lenovo ThinkPads."

          That follow up patch is from me, and I am not a Synaptics engineer.
          Thank you for your contribution! It would be nice if Michael would update this article...

          For a second I thought that some hardware company voluntarily resigned from creating third-party drivers with integrated bloatware/spyware applications (so called "telemetry"). For example these all icons in Windows tray menu that are duplicating system functions (third-party app for touchpad, third-party app for GPU, third-party app for soundcard, etc.)...

          I very glad that Linux is free from this bloatware/spyware. In Windows it is real plague - especially that Microsoft started promote and install these bloatware packed "drivers" even without user knowledge via forced Microsoft Update services...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Setif View Post
            AFAIK from all touchpad gestures you can only use one finger (left click) and two fingers (right click) on Linux.
            For this particular driver or in general? Because I've been able to 3-finger click and 2-finger swipe for years. I forget if I ever had 2-finger pinch working but I hardly ever care to use that anyway.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Setif View Post
              AFAIK from all touchpad gestures you can only use one finger (left click) and two fingers (right click) on Linux.
              Gestures should have nothing to do with this patch. I certainly have many more gestures working here (including three-finger tap for middle click, two-finger swipe for scrolling and even pinch-to-zoom in evince).

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Danniello View Post

                Thank you for your contribution! It would be nice if Michael would update this article...

                For a second I thought that some hardware company voluntarily resigned from creating third-party drivers with integrated bloatware/spyware applications (so called "telemetry"). For example these all icons in Windows tray menu that are duplicating system functions (third-party app for touchpad, third-party app for GPU, third-party app for soundcard, etc.)...

                I very glad that Linux is free from this bloatware/spyware. In Windows it is real plague - especially that Microsoft started promote and install these bloatware packed "drivers" even without user knowledge via forced Microsoft Update services...
                I get so F'N tired of having to remove Candy Crush off my Windows 10 install. If I can't keep a G-D game from staying uninstalled I feel like there's no way I can keep up with removing Microsoft Provided Malware. These Patch Tuesday shenanigans really piss me off.

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                • #9
                  Now if only ELON touchpads would work the same way

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by archkde View Post

                    Gestures should have nothing to do with this patch. I certainly have many more gestures working here (including three-finger tap for middle click, two-finger swipe for scrolling and even pinch-to-zoom in evince).
                    I don't see any of those on Ubuntu touchpad settings.

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