Re: fedora on IBM T40 wireless/touchpad issues

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Am Sa, den 29.11.2003 schrieb Vince Scimeca um 03:40:
> 1 - the T40 has what I call the traditional nipple mouse which I prefer
> to use and it also has the touchpad mouse which I would like to
> disable.  I haven't been able to figure out how to do this.

Disabling the touchpad has several advantages. Perform the following

-  power on the laptop, during the initial screen press the "AccessIBM"
button to access the BIOS configuration menue
-  select configuration utility from the menu then "config". You will
find a "Keyboard/Mouse" entry, select it and deactivate the touchpad.

Deactivating the touchpad makes the third mouse button of the trackpoint
available under Linux. My be, you would like to use it in a mouse wheel
emulation mode (and use the left and right button to emulate the middle)
as it is used in windows. To achieve this you have to modify the
/etc/X11/XF86Config file. 

Look for the lines:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "PS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

Replace the line Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no" by the following lines:

#       Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
# Additions made manually
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
        Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
        Option      "EmulateWheel" "yes"
        Option      "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
# Specifies how far (in pixels) the pointer must move to generate
# button press/release events in wheel emulation mode. Default: 50
        Option      "EmulateWheelInertia" "2"

You can fine tune the wheel effect by modifying the last line. The
default value is much to rough for me.

> 2 - the T40 has a Intel 802.11b Wireless(MPCI) card which Fedora does
> not find, any idea how to set this up?

You may try the (commercial) driverloader wrapper program, which makes
native windows driver ( work under Linux. Not really
desirable, but the currant version works quite well.

I've written a report about installing fedora on an T40p (in German, in
the proces of translating). Could send you a copy off list.


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