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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 22.214.171.124 that I've been using. When I configured the new 2.6.14 I imported my config from 126.96.36.199 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
new absolute packet format
Touchpad has extended capability bits
-> multifinger detection
-> palm detection
between them like I do when I load 188.8.131.52. 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?
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 184.108.40.206 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.
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 220.127.116.11) - I was just too lazy of going through that configuring business again
I will check this again as soon as I find the time.
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
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.