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Old 12-01-2007, 02:25 PM   #1
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Problems with Synaptics touch pad


I can't get my Synaptics touchpad and haven't been able to find any other threads with the same problem that I have been having. Here is the error messages from /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Quote:
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.14.6 (1406)
(--) Synaptics Mouse auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event5
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
Synaptics driver unable to open device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics Mouse"
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
Other bits of info:
from dmesg
Quote:
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.9, id: 0x23aeb3, caps: 0xa04713/0x10008
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input5
and /proc/bus/input/devices
Quote:
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=23b3
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input5
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event5
B: EV=b
B: KEY=6420 70000 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=11000003
The relevant portion of my xorg.conf are posted below. I am using the an x86_64 linux system with the 2.6.23.1 kernel, Xorg 7.3 (Xserver 1.4.0) and the latest git version of the synaptics (0.14.6) module. I have tried altering my xorg.conf in a number of ways but none have been successful. Anyone see anything off hand that may be the culprit as I have exhausted my knowledge of this stuff.

Snips from my xorg.conf file:
Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
# InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
# Taken from archlinux site on Synaptics driver
InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
Quote:
# Synaptics mouse
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
Driver "synaptics"
# Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
# Option "AlwaysCore"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
# Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
# Option "RightEdge" "5300"
# Option "TopEdge" "1700"
# Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
# Option "FingerLow" "25"
# Option "FingerHigh" "30"
# Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
# Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
# Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
# Option "CornerCoasting" "1"
# Option "CoastingSpeed" "3"
# Option "MinSpeed" "0.09"
# Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
# Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
# Option "UpDownScrolling" "on"
# Option "CircularScrolling" "on"
# Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.2"
# Option "CircScrollTrigger" "3"
EndSection
 
Old 12-01-2007, 03:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by SmilinJoeFission View Post
I can't get my Synaptics touchpad and haven't been able to find any other threads with the same problem that I have been having. Here is the error messages from /var/log/Xorg.0.log
I think these lines explain your problems:
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
Synaptics driver unable to open device
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics Mouse"
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
For some reason, the synaptics driver is unable to open the device.

You might try the suggestion here:
i8042 kernel option
 
  


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