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Old 09-30-2004, 05:25 AM   #1
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post kernel upgrade lost tap click


Hi everyone,

Running Slackware 10 on an IBM r40 thinkpad and just finished upgrading my kernel to 2.6.8 from 2.4.26. It seems I've gained something (now I can use the center button just under the space bar) and lost something (tap clicking on the synaptics touchpad doesn't work anymore). Is there anyway to get both of these working, or maybe to go back to no middle button but with tap clicking once again? I am prettty sure that I compiled into the kernel something about synaptics touchpad support, but it's hard to sure with all of those options in menuconfig.

xorg.conf reveals a minimal generic mouse setup - but that worked before for the tap clicking at least.

Anyone have similar experiences? Anyone fix this problem?


-geomatt
 
Old 09-30-2004, 06:30 AM   #2
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look at the .config file in /boot
and see if you enabled everything you wanted...........
 
Old 09-30-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what I am supposed to be looking for, so I'll post a couple of relevant sections from config:

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#
# Input core support
#
CONFIG_INPUT=m
CONFIG_INPUT_KEYBDEV=m
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=m
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768
CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV=m
CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV=m
CONFIG_INPUT_UINPUT=m

#
# Character devices
#
CONFIG_VT=y
CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_SERIAL=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_CONSOLE=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_EXTENDED=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_MANY_PORTS=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_SHARE_IRQ=y
# CONFIG_SERIAL_DETECT_IRQ is not set
CONFIG_SERIAL_MULTIPORT=y
CONFIG_HUB6=y
CONFIG_SERIAL_NONSTANDARD=y
CONFIG_COMPUTONE=m
CONFIG_ROCKETPORT=m
CONFIG_CYCLADES=m
# CONFIG_CYZ_INTR is not set
CONFIG_DIGIEPCA=m
CONFIG_ESPSERIAL=m
CONFIG_MOXA_INTELLIO=m
CONFIG_MOXA_SMARTIO=m
CONFIG_ISI=m
CONFIG_SYNCLINK=m
CONFIG_SYNCLINKMP=m
CONFIG_N_HDLC=m
CONFIG_RISCOM8=m
CONFIG_SPECIALIX=m
# CONFIG_SPECIALIX_RTSCTS is not set
CONFIG_SX=m
CONFIG_RIO=m
# CONFIG_RIO_OLDPCI is not set
CONFIG_STALDRV=y
CONFIG_STALLION=m
CONFIG_ISTALLION=m
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTYS=y
CONFIG_UNIX98_PTY_COUNT=512
CONFIG_PRINTER=m
# CONFIG_LP_CONSOLE is not set
CONFIG_PPDEV=m
CONFIG_TIPAR=m

#
# I2C support
#
CONFIG_I2C=m
CONFIG_I2C_ALGOBIT=m
CONFIG_I2C_PHILIPSPAR=m
CONFIG_I2C_ELV=m
CONFIG_I2C_VELLEMAN=m
CONFIG_SCx200_I2C=m
CONFIG_SCx200_I2C_SCL=12
CONFIG_SCx200_I2C_SDA=13
CONFIG_SCx200_ACB=m
CONFIG_I2C_ALGOPCF=m
CONFIG_I2C_ELEKTOR=m
CONFIG_I2C_CHARDEV=m
CONFIG_I2C_PROC=m

#
# Mice
#
CONFIG_BUSMOUSE=m
CONFIG_ATIXL_BUSMOUSE=m
CONFIG_LOGIBUSMOUSE=m
CONFIG_MS_BUSMOUSE=m
CONFIG_MOUSE=y
CONFIG_PSMOUSE=y
CONFIG_82C710_MOUSE=m
CONFIG_PC110_PAD=m
CONFIG_MK712_MOUSE=m

______________________________________


Is the PC110_PAD a touchpad? It does not appear in the list when I run lsmod.

-geomatt



edit:

and PS, here's what dmesg reports about the touchpad from boot time:

mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
Firmware: 5.9
Sensor: 44
new absolute packet format
Touchpad has extended capability bits
-> multifinger detection
-> palm detection
-> pass-through port
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1
serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio1/input0
input: PS/2 Generic Mouse on synaptics-pt/serio0

Last edited by geomatt; 09-30-2004 at 07:12 AM.
 
Old 09-30-2004, 01:53 PM   #4
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Update:

Well I downloaded installed and configured the "synaptics" driver - there was a link in another thread here at LQ and managed to get tap clicking back. But now I've lost the buttons between the touchpad and the keyboard. Maybe I'll try fiddling around and setting them up as another mouse in xorg.conf.

Anybody manage to get both the touchpad with its two buttons and the other three buttons working on a thinkpad?

-geomatt
 
Old 09-30-2004, 02:06 PM   #5
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OK. Fixed it. Sorry for talking to myself here - it's all for posterity's sake and in case anybody has similar issues.

I just used two input device sections and set up the three buttons as a regular old PS/2 mouse with a generic mouse driver. Strange that there was only one device listed before yet each of the two devices worked halfway on the one driver.

Later,
-geomatt
 
  


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