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This is a how-to for the shiny, blue media-buttons, found on many recent Acer laptops of the Glemstone series. This is examplary based on the Aspire 5920g.


Code: /etc/udev/rules.d/10-acersynaptic.rules
SUBSYSTEMS=="input", ATTRS{phys}=="isa0060/serio4/input0", KERNEL=="event*", NAME="input/eventtouchpad"
SUBSYSTEMS=="input", ATTRS{phys}=="isa0060/serio3/input0", KERNEL=="event*", NAME="input/eventkeys"
Code: /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "Default Layout"
    Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
    InputDevice    "AcerMediaKeys" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
    InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier       "AcerMediaKeys"
    Driver           "evdev"
    Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/eventkeys"
    Option        "SendCoreEvents" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Configured Mouse"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "CorePointer"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMApping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "8"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7 8 9"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Option         "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/input/eventtouchpad" #here you may need to customize
    Option         "Protocol" "event"
    Option         "LeftEdge" "1900"
    Option         "RightEdge" "5400"
    Option         "TopEdge" "1900"
    Option         "BottomEdge" "4000"
    Option         "FingerLow" "25"
    Option         "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option         "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option         "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option         "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option         "MinSpeed" "0.02"
    Option         "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
    Option         "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
    Option          "HorizEdgeScroll"       "0"
    Option          "SHMConfig" "True"

EndSection
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