[Sugar-devel] [PATCH] touchpad section for Sugar Control Panel
walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue May 18 16:58:11 EDT 2010
On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 4:53 PM, <forster at ozonline.com.au> wrote:
> Since upgrading to a paraguay build of 0.84, the behaviour of the capacitive pad seems to have changed. Rather than infrequent long periods of failure where I needed to lick my finger or plug in a mouse, it seems to have shorter periods more frequently of raised sensitivity, as if the pad is being periodically recalibrated.
> It is no longer a problem because the behaviour always clears before it has been much of a problem.
> Has something been fixed? Is the patch necessary?
There are still places with dust/humidity conditions where the
flakiness is pretty constant. Having an option to switch to the
resistive pad in those circumstances is something we want to test.
>> I've attached two patches: (1) a new touchpad section for the control
>> panel and (2) new icons for sugar-artwork used by the control panel.
>> The idea is that on the CL1 OLPC XO 1.0 laptops, we want to give a
>> choice of either the resistive or capacitive touchpads on the theory
>> that the resistive touchpad may be easier to use in situations where
>> the capacitive touchpad is problematic. This patch looks for the
>> existence of the node "/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/ptmode" and
>> will only appear in the Control Panel if this node is present (just
>> the CL1 version of the XO 1.0).
>> We still need a script t be added to olpc-utils that is executed at
>> boot time to: (1) change the mode of
>> /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/ptmode to 666; and (2) write a 1 to
>> that node if a flag file exists ("/home/olpc/.olpc-pentablet-mode").
>> I plan to make a few adjustments to the icons (e.g., use the current
>> XO colors, for example), but wanted to make this version available for
>> testing ASAP.
>> Walter Bender
>> Sugar Labs
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