Describe how to use Synaptics touchpad in the X11 configuration section of the FreeBSD handbook FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 120 hrs Mentors: Eygene Ryabinkin, Eitan Adler Tags: DocBook, xorg, documentation, SGML, touchpad, FreeBSD, X11, synaptics

Description of task

To use the Synaptics touchpad, users need to configure it. These steps are listed in a wiki page, but not yet in the FreeBSD handbook: http://wiki.freebsd.org/SynapticsTouchpad To make this part of the official FreeBSD documentation, it needs to be added to the FreeBSD handbook chapter on X11 and it's configuration: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html The goal is to put the contents of the wiki into the handbook with some descriptive text and the neccessary steps/options the user has to set in order to use the touchpad. The content added to the handbook needs to conform to our official FreeBSD documentation markup and style.

Task Requirements

Students are encouraged to use a FreeBSD system like our VirtualBox image to test the procedure, but can also use the information available online.

Please read http://wiki.FreeBSD.org/GoogleCodeIn/GettingStarted before accepting this task, as it contains further details on what this task consists of, as well as providing useful information on how to obtain the page source and how to proceed with the task.  

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
touchpad.tar.gz 4.6 KB January 16 2012 12:59 UTC
Comments
GreenPenguin on November 27 2011 21:29 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 27 2011 21:33 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to GreenPenguin. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Melange on December 2 2011 21:33 UTC Initial Deadline passed

Melange has detected that the initial deadline has passed and it has set the task status to ActionNeeded. The student has 24 hours to submit the work before the task is reopened and sent back to the pool for other students to claim.

Melange on December 3 2011 21:33 UTC Task Reopened

Melange has detected that the final deadline has passed and it has reopened the task.

Rushil Paul on January 15 2012 22:33 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Rushil Paul on January 16 2012 04:33 UTC Claimed

Can my claim get accepted ?

Eygene Ryabinkin on January 16 2012 07:16 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Rushil Paul. You have 120 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Rushil Paul on January 16 2012 12:59 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Eygene Ryabinkin on January 16 2012 15:31 UTC Review for touchpad article (v1.0) from Rushil Paul

* please, mind the indentation: follow the rules in http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/fdp-primer/writing-style.html#WRITING-STYLE-GUIDE


* the article should be integrated into http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x-config.html, so the patch to the source of this document is the preferred format


* if you can, it will be good if the TODO items from Wiki can be also be done: namely, weight_len_squared and div_len should be described; however, it is not mandatory.

Eygene Ryabinkin on January 16 2012 15:31 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Rushil Paul on January 17 2012 03:13 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Eitan Adler on January 17 2012 03:14 UTC Trusting

I trust that you will follow up with my comments (from IRC) and rea@'s commensts. Becuase the contest date is ending and the work is nearly complete I'll mark it complete on melange

Eitan Adler on January 17 2012 03:14 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.

Rushil Paul on January 17 2012 03:20 UTC Will come back

@Eygene Ryabinkin: I'll surely do the editing tomorrow. I was getting mad with the tabs and spaces in vim and GCIN is ending so @eadler had to close the task. And is your email address rea@freebsd.org ? Needed it to contact you.


Thanks

Eygene Ryabinkin on January 17 2012 04:47 UTC rea's email

> And is your email address rea@freebsd.org?



Exactly.