Linux - GeneralThis Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
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 188.8.131.52 that I've been using. When I configured the new 2.6.14 I imported my config from 184.108.40.206 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 220.127.116.11. 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 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124) - 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.