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Old 10-04-2004, 07:38 AM   #1
CYBORGDXT
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Lightbulb Boot failure -MDK10.1c- Synaptics driver problem ?


I recently upgraded my laptop, a Compaq armada 1700, to kernel 2.6.8 (Mandrake binary RPM). When I try to boot into the new kernel, I get the following boot messages from the kernel:


mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
i8042.c: Detected active multiplexing controller, rev 1.0.
serio: i8042 AUX0 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX1 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX2 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
serio: i8042 AUX3 port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
synaptics reset failed
synaptics reset failed

After which the computer freezes and nothing happens. I also can't CTRL-ALT-DEL and must hard power cycle the computer (no hard reset switch).
When I boot into the default Mandrake 10.0 official kernel, 2.6.3-7, everything works well, but dmesg shows the same messages, except that the "reset failed" message is shown 3 times and after that:


Unable to query Synaptics hardware.
input: PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio4
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0


And then continues normally.

Is there some way of turning off the synaptics driver and using only the normal PS/2 mouse input, in the kernel command line ?

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