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Old 10-30-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
dracolich
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synaptics touchpad with 2.6.14


I just installed a 2.6.14 kernel yesterday. My synaptics touchpad in my HP Pavilion ze4315 laptop isn't detected by the synaptics driver. I installed the driver when I used 2.6.11 and it still works with the 2.6.13.2 that I've been using. When I configured the new 2.6.14 I imported my config from 2.6.13.2 then browsed through the menus to make sure everything looks correct. During the kernel init I see this:

Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1

But I don't see

Firmware: 5.9
Sensor: 37
new absolute packet format
Touchpad has extended capability bits
-> multifinger detection
-> palm detection

between them like I do when I load 2.6.13.2. Then when I startx the touchpad responds but the scrolling and sensitivity setting in my xorg.conf aren't being applied. My xorg log shows this:

(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.14.0
Mouse0 no synaptics event device found (checked 1 nodes)
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
(**) Option "SHMConfig" "on"
(**) Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
(**) Option "RightEdge" "5300"
(**) Option "TopEdge" "1700"
(**) Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
(**) Option "FingerLow" "25"
(**) Option "FingerHigh" "30"
(**) Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
(**) Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
(**) Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
(EE) Mouse0 no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) Mouse0 Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0"
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"

I've looked back through my new kernel's config and can find nothing obvious. The psmouse module is loaded and I've tried the i8042.nomux boot option. What could be the problem?
 
Old 11-02-2005, 06:02 AM   #2
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Same problem here

I have the exact same problem - actually I used the config file of the older kernel for compiling 2.6.14
I don't have a clue why this doesn't work.
Blind
 
Old 11-02-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. It's a bit helpful to know I'm not the only one experiencing this. But now the plot thickens...I've tried building the latest drivers for linux-wlan-ng, hsfmodem, dazuko and zd1211. All of them fail. Yet with my 2.6.13.2 they work. I'm going to look through my config one more time with a fine-toothed comb, but I'm beginning to think it's an incompatibility issue.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 02:53 AM   #4
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That's interesting - I wonder why there aren't more people getting this error
I see that we both used the old config file...maybe that could pose the problem (I have actually also been coming from 2.6.13.2) - I was just too lazy of going through that configuring business again
I will check this again as soon as I find the time.
Cheers,
Blind
PS: I just saw in another thread: somebody checked out the svn version of wlan-ng and it apparently worked. So maybe indeed they changed too much in 2.6.14

Last edited by Blind; 11-03-2005 at 03:00 AM.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 07:45 PM   #5
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I also had this problem when I upgraded to 2.6.14. I found in the Xorg.log that the synaptics driver couldn't find the device /dev/input/event2.
This device is created by loading the evdev module. Eg, 'modprobe evdev' or add it to your /etc/modules to have it loaded at startup.

Looks like there were some changes made to the event interface and this needs to be loaded manually now.

You need to restart your xserver for the driver to look for the newly created device node, or just reboot if you put it in /etc/modules

Last edited by MichaelRalston; 11-04-2005 at 07:47 PM.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 03:33 AM   #6
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Thank you very much
I heard this somewhere else, too; I just wonder why that module isn't loaded at startup (via hotplug...). Oh well, thank you again
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Old 11-05-2005, 10:39 AM   #7
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Yeah, works for me, too. Thanks! I decided to compile it as builtin instead of a module since I was already making other adjustments. Now if I can just get it to compile my device drivers I'll be set.
 
Old 11-05-2005, 01:44 PM   #8
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Yep, I just did the same. Works like a charm now. Thank you all for your help.
Blind
 
Old 11-10-2005, 02:48 PM   #9
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I had the same problem with Debian Etch

I've solved loading the psmouse module

# modprobe psmouse
# update-modules psmouse

hope this helps to other people with the same problem.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 01:20 PM   #10
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lost touchpad with 2.6.14

touchpad on older laptop worked OK prior to FC4 kernel 2.6.14 (1637)

System is HP Omnibook. The "eraser"-style mouse still appears to work, but no buttons are recognized.

On older revs, GPM mouse movement was OK with either the touchpad or the "eraser"; the newest
kernel doesn't see the touchpad at all.

A bit frustrating.......any ideas?
 
Old 11-11-2005, 01:46 PM   #11
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BIOS config

Answering my own post re touchpad on FC4:

The Omnibook BIOS has entry for using the touchpad, the "pointing stick" (not eraser...), or both. If I set the BIOS to use the touchpad, things seem to start normally, including X.

However, FC4 used to recognize and cope with both pointers just fine......

How to get both pointers recognized??
 
  


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