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Old 12-29-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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non functional touchpad (Debian lenny laptop)


Hya,

Problem is:
Debian lenny on Toshiba laptop, touchpad is not working. I do not know when it stopped working, because I usually connect mouse to it via USB. I know it used to work several weeks or months ago. Mouse is fully functional.

/proc/bus/input/device file detects as Alps one.
log file for xorg is not informative. (compared to etch, on which touchpad is ok)
dmesg is not informative either.
For some reason, lshw does not detect touchpad (but etch does not either.)

I need to troubleshoot. Last couple of weeks, I did kernel rebuild and system update. The old kernel gives me same situation.

I am kind of lost.

Can anybody direct me next step??

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 12-30-2007, 08:03 AM   #2
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could you please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the output of "ls -R /dev/input"?
 
Old 12-30-2007, 09:06 AM   #3
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Hya,

ls -R /dev/
Code:
/dev/input/:
by-id  by-path  mice  mouse0  mouse1  mouse2

/dev/input/by-id:
usb-062a_0000-mouse

/dev/input/by-path:
pci-0000:00:13.0-usb-0:3:1.0-mouse  platform-i8042-serio-4-mouse
xorg.conf
Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
        InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "Files"

        # path to defoma fonts
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
        FontPath     "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        FontPath     "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "i2c"
        Load  "bitmap"
        Load  "ddc"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "int10"
        Load  "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "CoreKeyboard"
        Option      "XkbRules" "xorg"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc104"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "CorePointer"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver      "synaptics"
        Option      "SendCoreEvents" "true"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
        Option      "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Generic Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
        Option      "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
        Option      "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
        Option      "DPMS" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RC410)"
        Driver      "ati"
        BusID       "PCI:1:5:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Driver      "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Default Screen"
        Device     "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200M (RC410)"
        Monitor    "Generic Monitor"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     1
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     4
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     8
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     15
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     16
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1280x800"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
        Device     "aticonfig-Device[0]"
        Monitor    "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
        Mode         0666
EndSection
toucpad section of /proc/bus/input/device
Code:
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7321
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 
B: EV=f
B: KEY=420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
B: ABS=1000003
One other thing I notice these days is that when X session ends, it does not go back to console screen right away, message is
Code:
waiting for X server to shut down ..........

xinit: X server show to shut down, sending KILL signal.
My Penguin's spec is http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...t/3911/cat/500

Happy Penguins!

Last edited by kaz2100; 12-30-2007 at 09:13 AM. Reason: mistakenly hit "save"
 
Old 12-30-2007, 09:25 AM   #4
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Hi,

well, the synaptics pad seems correctly installed in your xorg.conf, except that in the Module section, the driver is not loaded. If this doesn't happen automatically, we found your problem

so, add
Load "synaptics"
to this section and try again...

Below is my InputDevice section for my touchpad,
you may need other values, but you can start with these and use "synclient" to try the best ones for you...

(see /usr/share/doc/x11-driver-synaptics (IIRC) and "man synaptics" for more info)

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option      "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
	Option      "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
	Option      "Emulate3Timeout" "70"
	Option	    "SendCoreEvents"  "true"
	Option	    "SHMConfig" "true"
	Option      "Repeater" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option      "LeftEdge" "2000"
	Option      "RightEdge" "5600"
	Option      "TopEdge" "2000"
	Option      "BottomEdge" "3800"
	Option      "FingerLow" "40"
	Option      "FingerHigh" "43"
	Option      "FingerPress" "256"
	Option      "MaxTapTime" "180"
	Option	    "MaxTapMove" "110"
	Option	    "MaxDoubleTapTime" "180"
	Option	    "SingleTapTimeout" "180"
	Option      "ClickTime" "70"
	Option      "FastTaps" "0"
	Option      "EmulateMidButtonTime" "70"
	Option      "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "257"
	Option      "VertScrollDelta" "200"
	Option      "HorizScollDelta" "200"
	Option	    "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
	Option	    "HorizEdgeScroll" "1"
	Option	    "VertTwoFingerScroll" "0"
	Option	    "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "0"
	Option      "MinSpeed" "0.03"
	Option      "MaxSpeed" "0.20"
	Option      "AccelFactor" "0.07"
	Option	    "TrackstickSpeed" "40"
	Option	    "EdgeMotionMinZ" "30"
	Option	    "EdgeMotionMaxZ" "200"
	Option      "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "200"
	Option      "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
	Option	    "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "0"
	Option      "UpDownScrolling" "1"
	Option      "LeftRightScrolling" "1"
	Option      "UpDownRepeat" "1"
	Option      "LeftRightRepeat" "1"
	Option	    "ScrollButtonRepeat" "100"
	Option	    "TouchpadOff" "0"
	Option	    "GuestMouseOff" "0"
	Option	    "LockedDrags" "0"
	Option	    "LockedDragTimeout" "5000"
	Option      "RTCornerButton" "0"
	Option      "RBCornerButton" "0"
	Option      "LTCornerButton" "0"
	Option      "LBCornerButton" "0"
	Option	    "TapButton1" "1"
	Option	    "TapButton2" "2"
	Option	    "TapButton3" "3"
	Option      "CircularScrolling" "1"
	Option      "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
	Option      "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
	Option	    "CircularPad" "0"
	Option	    "PalmDetect" "1"
	Option	    "PalmMinWidth" "10"
	Option	    "PalmMinZ" "200"
	Option	    "CoastingSpeed" "0"
	Option	    "PressureMotionMinZ" "30"
	Option	    "PressureMotionMaxZ" "160"
	Option	    "PressureMotionMinFactor" "1"
	Option	    "PressureMotionMaxFactor" "1"
	Option	    "GrabEventDevice" "1"
EndSection
PS: good to hear that the madwifi driver now works for that card, I'm still using the windows driver using ndiswrapper...
I'll give it a try, hoping that my suspend2 then works...

Last edited by doc.nice; 12-30-2007 at 09:27 AM.
 
Old 12-30-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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Hya,

Thanks, however:
Adding
Code:
Load "synaptics"
does not solve the situation.

The functional mouse (USB one) is connected /dev/input/mouse3, according to /proc/bus/input/device.
Code:
cat /dev/input/mouse3
gives me something, when mouse event is evoked.

The non-functional pad (built in touchpad) is connected to /dev/input/mouse1, according to /proc/bus/input/device.
Code:
cat /dev/input/mouse1
does not give anything at all.

I know "cat" likes to eat mouse , but I do not think this is the case. (non functional one is a touchpad)

I somewhat think the trouble is either hardware or karnel.

Happy Penguins!

Last edited by kaz2100; 12-30-2007 at 11:02 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 12-30-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
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try FN+F3 (at least on my KB, this is Touchpad on/off
 
Old 12-31-2007, 09:38 AM   #7
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Hya,

You were in right track. With my penguin, it was Fn+F9.

Now, it is functional again.

Thanks a lot.

Happy Penguins!
 
Old 01-01-2008, 09:02 AM   #8
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glad to help
 
  


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