since upgrade to xorg-server to 1.20.7,1 on my 12.1-RELEASE-p2 x64, it seems that XFCE's Mouse and Touchpad settings don't affect my Synpatics touchpad behaviour (no xf86-input-synaptics installed). I noticed it because my pointer quit accelerating after upgrade, and it wouldn't accelerate no matter what I set in Mouse and Touchpad settings.
I found out that, in order to be able to set touchpad properties, I need to set `sysctl kern.evdev.rcpt_ask=6' (as mentioned in xorg-server's pkg-message), and manipulate device properties with xinput, as instructed here:
It would be nice to get the ability to set most important mouse properties from Mouse and Touchpad settings back.
I see this is a regression caused by the switch to udev.
I personally use the synaptic driver I think, but it's not very important since I hate touchpads(and touchscreens too) and always have a wired mouse with me (I also have little sympathy for wireless mice), so I really would never notice such an issue.
I'm not in the situation to code this myself, and can't make promises about this.
This could be escalated upstream as a feature request for the xfce people. Maybe with knowledge of how the setting applet works it is not a difficult thing to setup.
Would you mind filing a feature request in xfce bugzilla?
(In reply to Marko Cupać from comment #0)
Why not to use Xorg settings? It is portable since now we use xf86-input-libinput.
(In reply to Guido Falsi from comment #1)
I have reported problem there:
(In reply to Olivier Duchateau from comment #2)
I guess I could find how to set this in xorg.conf, but I'd be grateful if you gave me an example - perhaps other people who find this bug will also find it useful.
Anyway, the goal of this PR is to restore functionality of "Mouse and Touchpad" component of xfce-settings on FreeBSD. Let's hope for a patch, either on FreeBSD port, or directly upstream.
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> I need to set `sysctl kern.evdev.rcpt_ask=6'
I had to set it to 12 for my PS/2 keyboard to start working -- maybe, a USB one would've worked with 6, but I have a PS/2 one.
My USB mouse is detected, and its buttons work -- Xfce4's context menus do popup, when I press a mouse-button.
But there is no mouse-cursor visible... The xinput lists the following devices (real and virtual):
Б║ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
Б БЁ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
Б БЁ System mouse id=6 [slave pointer (2)]
Б БЁ Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM) id=9 [slave pointer (2)]
Бё Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
БЁ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
БЁ Power Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
БЁ AT keyboard id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
I don't use moused -- and would prefer to continue not to.