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Better hardware support in SAX

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For example:

  • horizontal scrolling on mouse Logitech G5 out of the box and support for additional keys
  • add to SAX profile keyboard Logitech Wave, with the support of all the extra keys (multemidiynyh and Fn)
  • add to SAX profile for your monitor Acer P223W (P243W, etc.) and its auto-detect


icons/user_comment.png D. H. wrote: (9 years ago)

I agree that SaX2 needs some TLC. Support for more then one card is badly needed in a day and age where multicard setups are pretty common. I would also like to see better multimedia keyboard support and as well as the possiblity of binding extra buttons right within sax on a mouse. Sometimes there is support for a keyboard but the supporting libraries are not built by the suse team (ie the G15 but no official g15daemon package which is required).

icons/user_comment.png A. P. wrote: (9 years ago)

Yes, mapping extra mouse buttons via sax or something else is really needed. Maybe this should be new feature request?

icons/user_comment.png M. K. wrote: (9 years ago)

YaST/SAX has not special features for track pads (en-/disable tap click etc.)

icons/user_comment.png R. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

See also that wiki page : 

I've documented some useful Xorg.conf modifications for the Logitech G5/G7 mouse.

icons/user_comment.png D. H. wrote: (9 years ago)

Unfortunately evdev has huge issues with apps (noticably older games) that use SDL and even though being reported for almost a year goes unfixed.


icons/user_comment.png D. H. wrote: (9 years ago)

Rejected by Stephan Kulow (
coolo ) on 2009-06-24 11:50:13
Reason: we don't invest in sax, the Xorg project wants to work without any config with all hardware. And if there are still broken monitors out there that need special database entries - well, we better query smolts.org and look up fixmes. And do that independent of sax.

Unfortunately Xorg has no real interest in supporting non-free drivers going so far as rejecting a simple 4 line patch that would allow a config-less setup.  Reality vs Idealogy strikes again.

Last change: 9 years ago
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