[ltp] ANNOUNCE: xf86-input-pointing-stick 0.1.0

Hiroyuki Ikezoe linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 29 Jan 2010 19:39:18 +0900

Hello ThinkPad lovers,

I am pleased to announce you about this new driver. This driver supports
TrackPoint and Synaptics USB [1]. 

In the case of TrackPoint, the driver handles TrackPoint properties on
sysfs, and user can modify sensitivity and enable/disable "Press to
Select" on user space. For example, you can change sensitivity like the

$ xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "PointingStick \
Sensitivity" 8 200

In the case of Synaptics USB, the driver emulates "Press to Select".  I
don't actually "PtS" user, so this emulation is not so good yet. But
anyway, you can modify properties on user space as well as the case of

You can download the driver at github wiki [2].

Let's enjoy ThinkPad life!

[1] http://jan-steinhoff.de/linux/synaptics-usb.html

[2] http://wiki.github.com/hiikezoe/xf86-input-pointing-stick/