Comment 24 for bug 356317

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Henrik Rydberg (rydberg) wrote : Re: [Mactel-support] [Bug 356317] Re: Make click-and-drag work for Macbook(Pro) 5, 1+ (touchpads with integrated button)

Jason 'vanRijn' Kasper wrote:
> Just wondering if there's been any progress on this? I read above that
> 2.6.30 was supposed to contain working click+drag for the single
> clickable touchpad that's in the newer MBP's, but I have a MBP 5,5 and
> am running Karmic, which has 2.6.31-17-generic-pae, and I still have to
> manually install
> every time a bcm5974-dkms update comes in to get this working again.

There is an ongoing project,,
which aims at utilizing the kernel multitouch (MT) interface to implement this
functionality properly in a new MT-based X driver. The MT X driver will
eventually, most likely together with the lucid release, be provided as a mactel
package, which will remove the necessity to install the special bcm5974 patch.