[PC-BSD Testing] ThinkPad T420 Video setup

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Wed Sep 19 10:38:50 PDT 2012


On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 09:19:54AM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
> On 09/18/2012 19:12, Michael Dexter wrote:
> > On 9/18/12 8:11 AM, Kris Moore wrote:
> >> The X -configure command is causing it to go haywire. Do you have an
> >> option to select a single GPU in the BIOS? That makes it work on my
> >> T520.
> >
> > Here's what I found:
> >
> > Choosing "discrete" (NVidia) in BIOS will allow it the installer and
> > installed OS to work. Suspend and resume even worked!
> >
> > Unfortunately, this choice is often lost at reboot. I believe an OS
> > can make the choice but I have no idea what would be required to
> > implement that.
> >
> Not sure why the BIOS wont save your choice, it saves it here in mine :)
> 
> > Somewhat related, I am not sure what type of trackpad the T420 has but
> > the ksynaptics package did not appear in the control panel. Two
> > fingered scrolling would be very nice to have. Are there any packages
> > I should try?
> 
> We include the xf86-input-synaptics-1.5.0 out of box, but the ksynaptics
> package is very out of date, for KDE3 and probably doesn't even work
> anymore. There is x11/gsynaptics/ in ports, but I don't know how well it
> works. You want to give it a shot and let us know?
> 

Have you set hw.psm.synaptics_support=1 in loader.conf?
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