I have a Dell Mini 9 with a synaptic trackpad. I use xrandr to rotate the screen, but the trackpad orientation does not change. That is, when I attempt to move the mouse up, it goes right; when I attempt to move the mouse right, it goes down. I think what I need to do is invert the mouse axis (please correct me if I'm wrong). Could anyone please point me in the right direction? How would I do this?
Last edited by normman (2010-01-29 20:57:47)
In the section Section "InputDevice" in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Add the following where appropriate:
Option "FlipXY" "boolean"
Enable/disable swapping the X and Y axes. This transformation is applied after the InvX, InvY and AngleOffset transformations. Default: off.
Option "InvX" "boolean"
Invert the X axis. Default: off.
Option "InvY" "boolean"
Invert the Y axis. Default: off.
... Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7" Option "FlipXY" "True" EndSection ...
I am not sure if you will need InvX and/or InvY or not, but you can play around with it.
Last edited by fumbles (2010-01-30 12:16:58)
Thanks, but I should have mentiioned that I'm not using a xorg.conf. I assume then that I need to put the InvX and InvY in one of my hal fdi files. I have tried to edit them but to no avail. Does anyone know which fdi file I should edit and how to write this?
Last edited by normman (2010-01-30 13:04:14)