Support for the LED in Synaptics touchpads in Xorg
This repository provides the patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for supporting the LED in Synaptics touchpads. Like the one that comes with the HP Envy 14 laptop.
To enable the support for the LED you must apply the two patches:
Clone the repo:
git clone git://github.com/perusio/xorg-synaptics-led-support.git
touchpad-led-2.6.28.patchto the kernel source tree:
patch -p1 -i /path/to/touchpad-led-2.6-28.patch -s --dry-run
Check if there's no output. If there is there are problems applying
the patch. Note that you should invoke the above command from the
root of the kernel source. For example, if you're applying to
kernel version 2.6.39, the root directory is
patch to effectively apply the patch:
patch -p1 -i /path/to/touchpad-led-2.6-28.patch -s
04-xf86-input-synaptics-clickpad-led-1.4.0.patchto the xorg synaptics driver.
I'll gloss over the details and instead point you to a debian package I created that already contains the patched xorg synaptics driver: http://debian.perusio.net/unstable. This package is for testing/unstable. The instructions for adding my debian repository to your
sources.listare given here.
Dynamic Kernel Module System (DKMS)
I compile my own custom kernels. If you use debian stock kernels you can use the Dynamic Kernel Module System and build a debian package within that framework.
Detailed instructions regarding that are out of scope for this modest README. Here's a wiki that elaborates on how to do that.
Logcheck ignore rules for all profiles
If you're paranoid like me you run
with a server profile there may appear issues of synchronization of
the touchpad driver. AFAICT this is a kernel issue.
To stop receiving logcheck emails because of the driver issues then do this:
git clone git://gist.github.com/1036057.git
You should have a file
Move this file to the