Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#9403 new enhancement

Scrolling on MacBook Pro

Reported by: Dilbert2 Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Drivers/Input Version: R1/alpha4
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


Hi. I have booted Haiku from a CD on my 2010 MacBook Pro. It booted well. There is a few issues, though... No sound, no wifi and no touchpad scrolling. This bug report is about the scrolling. (Wifi and sound is another story.)

The touchpad works beautifully for moving the cursor across the screen. But when I read long websites like newspapers, I must use the up/down arrow keys, or drag the scrollbar on the right side of the screen. This is impractical for everyday use. I need two-finger scrolling.

Preferences - Touchpad gives a few options. But checking or unchecking the "two finger" box, makes no difference. I can`t use the touchpad to scroll at all.

Also, tapping doesnt work either. If you are not familiar with Macs, I`ll describe. It does not have mouse buttons. Only a huge touchpad, which is really good. You can do "mouse click" in two ways on a Mac: 1) gently "tap" the touchpad, or 2) press until you hear a click Option 2 works in Haiku, but 1 does not.

On a Mac touchpad, you can do a "right click" using two fingers. This also does not work in Haiku.

I really want to use Haiku on this aging Mac. It`s a lightweight os. But I can`t without a fully working touchpad. I sure hope you can fix this soon :-)

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syslog (169.8 KB ) - added by Dilbert2 17 months ago.

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Change History (10)

comment:1 by Dilbert2, 7 years ago

I have an ordinary USB mouse connected to the Mac. The scroll wheel works well.

comment:2 by umccullough, 7 years ago

Component: Preferences/TouchpadDrivers/Mouse
Owner: changed from czeidler to nobody
Type: bugenhancement

I don't see how this is classified as a bug, since it's clearly specialized hardware specific to Macs. Changing to enhancement.

comment:3 by waddlesplash, 17 months ago

Component: Drivers/MouseDrivers/Input

It's not clear whether this is a PS/2 or USB touchpad. Please attach a syslog.

comment:4 by Dilbert2, 17 months ago

Hi! It's been a while since I wrote that ticket, and I currently don't have access to that particular machine. However, I have booted Haiku on another Mac. This is a MacBook air from 2014. It booted into 8 bit color desktop, but I changed into 32 but graphics. Graphics works fine on this machine now. It does not have WiFi in Haiku, but that is another story...

Is there a command I can type in the terminal, to answer your question? If I type "syslog", it gives "command not found. Obviously, I love Haiku and computers in general, but I am not skilled.

comment:5 by waddlesplash, 17 months ago

Posting a syslog and then the output of "listusb" would be enough, probably.

comment:6 by Dilbert2, 17 months ago

Sorry for not posting a syslog. I don't know how to. Please describe, and I will try.

Also, sorry for the result of the listusb command being a photography. As I said, this Mac lacks WiFi in Haiku. I can't get data out of it.

comment:7 by humdinger, 17 months ago

You find the syslog at /system/var/logs/, see also the wiki.

Maybe try a USB stick for data export, as the syslog would take quite a few more photos... :)

by Dilbert2, 17 months ago

Attachment: syslog added

comment:8 by Dilbert2, 17 months ago

Syslog uploaded. Anything else I should do now?

comment:9 by humdinger, 16 months ago

Syslog uploaded. Anything else I should do now?

Wait and see if someone picks up this ticket and asks for more info or tests. :)

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