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Old 12-26-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
neo8307
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fedora 8 : keyboard and touchpad problem.


I am using lenovo 3000 Y500 notebook.
spec. are as below..

pro : intel celeron M 420 1.6 GHz.
motherboard : 965GM express chipset.
graphics : intel 945GM integrated.
ram : 512 ddr2.
touchpad : ALPS.
Wi-Fi : Broadcom.
hdd : 60GB

As soon as I got the latest release of fedora, fedora 8. I tried installing it.
1. the first problem occurred during installation when Xserver started, the keyboard and touchpad stopped responding.

so I connected my external mouse,keyboard and finish the installation.

2. after installation also both the things didn't respond.

so I went through all the possible solutions which are posted on google. but no use.

My Xorg file didnt have any touchpad entry.

the most strange part is that some times, when I make some substantial changes to the Xorg file (like adding a synaptic driver), both the things (keyboard and touchpad) start working at once. but on the next reboot every thing is coming back to same.

please help me out.. I am stuck with that damn windows and have no clue what to do....
 
Old 12-26-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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i would grab a different LiveCD distro CD (Ubuntu, etc) and boot that, then copy the xorg.conf over to your install provided it works. some have better luck than others and Ubuntu adds absolutely everything to it's default file

additionally, try searching Google or LinuxQuestions and see if someone posted a working xorg.conf for your laptop model
 
Old 12-27-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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thanks catfishk. I will try that.
but before that I found something more interesting. After sitting for more than 2 hours, one more thing that I discovered about my touchpad was, It has been recognize as an macintosh mouse.

the content of "/proc/bus/input/devices" are as follows..

I: Bus=0017 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=0100
N: Name="Macintosh mouse button emulation"
P: Phys=
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input0
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event0
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0002 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button (FF)"
P: Phys=LNXPWRBN/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input1
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event1
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000
N: Name="Lid Switch"
P: Phys=PNP0C0D/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event2
B: EV=21
B: SW=1

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button (CM)"
P: Phys=PNP0C0C/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event3
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0003 Version=0000
N: Name="Sleep Button (CM)"
P: Phys=PNP0C0E/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event4
B: EV=3
B: KEY=4000 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0006 Version=0000
N: Name="Video Bus"
P: Phys=LNXVIDEO/video/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input5
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event5
B: EV=3
B: KEY=3f000b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0006 Version=0000
N: Name="Video Bus"
P: Phys=LNXVIDEO/video/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input6
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event6
B: EV=3
B: KEY=3f000b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0a81 Product=0205 Version=0110
N: Name="CHESEN PS2 to USB Converter"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input7
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event7
B: EV=120003
B: KEY=10000 7 ff800000 7ff febeffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
B: LED=7

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=0a81 Product=0205 Version=0110
N: Name="CHESEN PS2 to USB Converter"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.0-1/input1
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd mouse1 event8
B: EV=7
B: KEY=1f001f 0 2020000 3878 d801d001 1e0000 0 0 0
B: REL=103


can anyone tell me how to reconfigure this file and load ALPS driver.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 03:48 AM   #4
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same problem

Hi,

I am facing the same problem in my lenovo 3000 y500 laptop. Is there any solution for that problem!.....
 
Old 03-13-2008, 01:55 AM   #5
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The mistake I am doing was, I was connecting my external mouse and keyboard with a "ps/2 to usb" converter.

afterwards I removed that converter and bought a IBM usb mouse.
then also after booting my keyboard was not detected.
for this problem, you have to reboot the system by fedora dvd until you got your keyboard detected.
don't worry it will be detected in 4-5 reboots.
rest all is smooth, don't remove your mouse until the installation is complete. during installation yor touchpad should work.
after installation check your xorg.conf file at "/etc/x11/xorg.conf".
it should have a Synaptics touchpad entry.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 07:31 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by neo8307 View Post
The mistake I am doing was, I was connecting my external mouse and keyboard with a "ps/2 to usb" converter.

afterwards I removed that converter and bought a IBM usb mouse.
then also after booting my keyboard was not detected.
for this problem, you have to reboot the system by fedora dvd until you got your keyboard detected.
don't worry it will be detected in 4-5 reboots.
rest all is smooth, don't remove your mouse until the installation is complete. during installation yor touchpad should work.
after installation check your xorg.conf file at "/etc/x11/xorg.conf".
it should have a Synaptics touchpad entry.
hey i tried working like you said but the problem is not solved do i wan to add anything in the xorg file
 
Old 05-06-2008, 12:48 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by karthi26 View Post
hey i tried working like you said but the problem is not solved do i wan to add anything in the xorg file
can you tell me about where exactly you are stuck. I mean have you installed the OS or its not getting installed??
 
Old 02-24-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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Smile Thanks Neo...

Your Suggestion Worked.....
 
Old 03-04-2009, 06:45 AM   #9
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Adding i8024.reset at the end of the kernel line in grub solves the problem.
 
  


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