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ATP(4)                 FreeBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual                 ATP(4)

     atp - Apple touchpad driver

     To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines into
     your kernel configuration file:

           device atp
           device usb

     Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the
     following line in loader.conf(5):


     The atp driver provides support for the Apple Internal Trackpad device
     found in many Apple laptops. Older (Fountain/Geyser) and the newer
     (Wellspring) trackpad families are all supported through a unified

     The driver simulates a three-button mouse using multi-finger tap
     detection.  Single finger tap generates a left-button click; two-finger
     tap maps to the middle button; whereas a three-finger tap gets treated as
     a right button click.

     There is support for 2-finger horizontal scrolling, which translates to
     page-back/forward events; vertical multi-finger scrolling emulates the
     mouse wheel.

     A double-tap followed by a drag is treated as a selection gesture; a
     virtual left-button click is assumed for the lifespan of the drag.

     atp supports dynamic reconfiguration using sysctl(8); through nodes under
     hw.usb.atp.  Pointer sensitivity can be controlled using the sysctl
     tunable hw.usb.atp.scale_factor.  Smaller values of scale_factor result
     in faster movement.  A simple high-pass filter is used to reduce
     contributions from small movements; the threshold for this filter may be
     controlled by hw.usb.atp.small_movement.  The maximum tolerable duration
     of a touch gesture is controlled by hw.usb.atp.touch_timeout (in
     microseconds); beyond this period, touches are considered to be slides.
     (This conversion also happens when a finger stroke accumulates at least
     hw.usb.atp.slide_min_movement movement (in mickeys).  The maximum time
     (in microseconds) to allow an association between a double- tap and drag
     gesture may be controlled by hw.usb.atp.double_tap_threshold.  Should one
     want to disable tap detection and rely only upon physical button presses,
     set the following sysctl to a value of 2 hw.usb.atp.tap_minimum.

     The atp driver provides support for the following Product IDs:

     +o   PowerBooks, iBooks (IDs: 0x020e, 0x020f, 0x0210, 0x0214, 0x0215,
     +o   Core Duo MacBook & MacBook Pro (IDs: 0x0217, 0x0218, 0x0219)
     +o   Core2 Duo MacBook & MacBook Pro (IDs: 0x021a, 0x021b, 0x021c)
     +o   Core2 Duo MacBook3,1 (IDs: 0x0229, 0x022a, 0x022b)
     +o   12 inch PowerBook and iBook (IDs: 0x030a, 0x030b)
     +o   15 inch PowerBook (IDs: 0x020e, 0x020f, 0x0215)
     +o   17 inch PowerBook (ID: 0x020d)
     +o   Almost all recent Macbook-Pros and Airs (IDs: 0x0223, 0x0223, 0x0224,
         0x0224, 0x0225, 0x0225, 0x0230, 0x0230, 0x0231, 0x0231, 0x0232,
         0x0232, 0x0236, 0x0236, 0x0237, 0x0237, 0x0238, 0x0238, 0x023f,
         0x023f, 0x0240, 0x0241, 0x0242, 0x0243, 0x0244, 0x0245, 0x0246,
         0x0247, 0x0249, 0x024a, 0x024b, 0x024c, 0x024d, 0x024e, 0x0252,
         0x0252, 0x0253, 0x0253, 0x0254, 0x0254, 0x0259, 0x025a, 0x025b,
         0x0262, 0x0262, 0x0263, 0x0264, 0x0290, 0x0291, 0x0292)

     To discover the product-id of a touchpad, search for 'Trackpad' in the
     output of lshal(1) and look up the property usb_device.product_id.

     atp creates a blocking pseudo-device file, /dev/atp0, which presents the
     mouse as a sysmouse or mousesystems type device--see moused(8) for an
     explanation of these mouse types.

     sysmouse(4), usb(4), loader.conf(5), xorg.conf(5) (ports/x11/xorg),
     moused(8), sysctl(8)

     The atp driver was written by Rohit Grover <>.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE        February 24, 2014       FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE


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