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Old 01-03-2007, 02:02 AM   #1
eliran
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cannot set synaptic touchpad driver -Fujitsu 7010D suse 10.1


Hello there, I am new to the Linux world. I just install SuSe 10.1 on my
Laptop. Everything is working great accept of the touch-pad. I tried to
install a synaptic touch-pad driver but I got an error message and a log
file. I paste below the error message section from the log. I will like
to know what to do next.

Thank you in advance eboraks@gmail.com

(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE$
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE$
(II) Initializing built-in extension XEVIE$
(**) Option "CoreKeyboard"$
(**) Keyboard[0]: Core Keyboard$
(**) Option "Protocol" "Standard"$
(**) Keyboard[0]: Protocol: Standard$
(**) Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"$
(**) Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"$
(**) Keyboard[0]: XkbRules: "xfree86"$
(**) Option "XkbModel" "pc104"$
(**) Keyboard[0]: XkbModel: "pc104"$
(**) Option "XkbLayout" "us"$
(**) Keyboard[0]: XkbLayout: "us"$
(**) Option "CustomKeycodes" "off"$
(**) Keyboard[0]: CustomKeycodes disabled$
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.14.4 (-1214194793)$
Mouse[1] no synaptics event device found (checked 13 nodes)$
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"$
(**) Option "SHMConfig" "on"$
Query no Synaptics: 6003C8$
(EE) Mouse[1] no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device$
(EE) Mouse[1] Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.$
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse[1]"$
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"$
(WW) No core pointer registered$
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard[0]" (type:
KEYBOARD)$
No core pointer$
$
Fatal server error:$
failed to initialize core devices$
$
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support $
at http://wiki.X.Org$
for help. $
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.99.log" for additional
informat
ion.$
$
(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices$
(WW) I810(0): Setting the original video mode instead of restoring$
the saved state$
(II) I810(0): BIOS call 0x5f05 not supported, setting refresh with VBE 3
method.
$
(II) I810(0): xf86UnbindGARTMemory: unbind key 9$
(II) I810(0): xf86UnbindGARTMemory: unbind key 5$
(II) I810(0): xf86UnbindGARTMemory: unbind key 6$
(II) I810(0): xf86UnbindGARTMemory: unbind key 8$
(II) I810(0): xf86UnbindGARTMemory: unbind key 7$
(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices (2)$

Last edited by eliran; 01-03-2007 at 02:03 AM.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
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What does the directory /dev/input look like on your system? There should be at least a file mouse0 (probably for your touchpad) and maybe mouse1 etc. for other mice.

If there's just mice, you need to load the kernel driver for the touchpad device (in addition to the synaptics driver in Xorg) by doing (as root)
Code:
modprobe psmouse
You can check whether this worked using
Code:
dmesg | tail
You may need to restart Xorg (try [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[Backspace]) in order for it to find the touchpad.

Also, you'll want to load psmouse automatically on boot. On Gentoo this means adding a new line reading "psmouse" to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6, there should be a similar file for Suse. Search the Suse documentation for "modules autload" if in doubt.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 11:34 AM   #3
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RE:cannot set synaptic touchpad driver -Fujitsu 7010D suse 10.1

Thank you for your help psisquare,

I look at the dev/input and I do have mice and mouse0.

lifebook:/dev/input # ls
event0 event1 event2 mice mouse0

I did the test dmesg | tail (see below), but I do not know what does it mean.

I also tried the modprobe psmouse command and I got the following message
"FATAL: Module psmouse not found."

What should be my next step?

eliran


lifebook:/dev/input # dmesg | tail
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.118 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=11
0 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=90
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC= SRC=192.168.1.118 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=11
0 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=0 DF PROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=90
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00
SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=32 TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=1 ID=28880 OPT (94040000) PROTO=2
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=216 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=28885 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=196
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=216 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=28886 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=196
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=216 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=28888 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=196
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=476 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=28889 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=456
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=476 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=29281 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=456
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=476 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=29636 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=456
SFW2-INext-DROP-DEFLT IN=eth1 OUT= MAC=01:00:5e:00:00:fb:00:17:f2:e9:45:ce:08:00 SRC=192.168.1.113 DST=224.0.0.251 LEN=173 TOS=0x18 PREC=0x00 TTL=255 ID=30320 P ROTO=UDP SPT=5353 DPT=5353 LEN=153
 
Old 01-05-2007, 01:22 PM   #4
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Ah, I've just found another thread mentioning a (maybe simpler) solution specific to SuSe. You may want to try this one before going through all the kernel-reinstallation trouble. I'll leave the other stuff I already typed in case the other solution doesn't work.

Okay, from the information so far I guess you're using an external (probably USB) mouse, which would be the mouse0 entry. I just hope I'm not heading the wrong direction here.

The next thing to do would be trying to locate the psmouse driver. It could be compiled into the kernel or there might be another kernel packages in YaST with this driver (probably kernel-something or linux-something). To check for the first option, do
Code:
grep MOUSE /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/.config
On my system this gives
Code:
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1280
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=1024
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=m
# CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL is not set
# CONFIG_MOUSE_VSXXXAA is not set
# CONFIG_USB_MOUSE is not set
# CONFIG_USB_IDMOUSE is not set
where the interesting bits are the *_PSAUX and *_PS2 lines. CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=y would mean the driver is compiled into the kernel. If it says CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=n you need a different kernel, either from YaST or by installing the kernel source (which should also be in YaST) and building it with this driver enabled. There's a HOWTO for doing this, but I could give you a short summary if you like.

P.S.: The dmesg|tail was meant to be executed after a successful modprobe. The information you got has nothing to do with you problem (looks like firewall messages).
 
Old 01-05-2007, 03:43 PM   #5
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More information

You are right the mouse0 is a USB mouse. I am using it and a keyboad when I am at home. But also use the touchpad to when I travel.

I tried looking for the psmouse driver with no success. I think I did not use the command probably, I was not sure what I need to insert in the 'uname -r' section?

I used it as it is and the results was that no directory was found.

grep MOUSE /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/.config
grep: /lib/modules/2.6.16.27-0.6-default/build/.config: No such file or directory

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Old 01-05-2007, 03:59 PM   #6
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From the thread link you refared me.

I already read that thread but I could understand most of it. It is above my knowledge of linux. It seems that one of the posters had a good solution to add "psmouse.proto=imps" to the boot. Do you think I should try it? if yes, how should I go about it?


try by adding "psmouse.proto=imps" w/o quotes at the grub prompt prior boot...it works for me on suse 9.1 compaq/synaptics.

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Old 01-06-2007, 04:37 AM   #7
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config file

I went to the config file in the boot menu and I found the following.

#
# Userland interfaces
#
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_PSAUX=y
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_X=1024
CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV_SCREEN_Y=768
CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV=m

CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSE=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_SERIAL=m
CONFIG_MOUSE_INPORT=m
CONFIG_MOUSE_ATIXL=y
CONFIG_MOUSE_LOGIBM=m
CONFIG_MOUSE_PC110PAD=m
# CONFIG_MOUSE_VSXXXAA is not set
CONFIG_INPUT_JOYSTICK=y

From this information its seems that I do have the PSAUX and PS2. So I do not think I need to reinstall the kernel.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 12:37 PM   #8
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You were not meant to insert anything for "uname -r"; as you can see from the error message, it got substituted by your kernel version as intended. Luckily, you already found the location of the config file I meant on your system and yes, you don't need to reinstall the kernel since psmouse is already compiled in.

I'm not entirely sure whether the "psmouse.proto=imps" option will help, but it's worth a try. You could specify it during boot but I think it's easier to add it in /boot/grub/menu.lst. You should make a copy of the entry you currently use in case playing with the options renders your system unusable. Then add "psmouse.proto=imps" to the line starting with "kernel" and reboot.
 
  


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