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Old 07-02-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
rainerh
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Synaptics Touchpad and Kernel 2.6.12


Hello everybody,

I'm using Debian Sarge and have enormous problems with my touchpad on an Acer Aspire 1674WLMi. I compiled the kernel 2.6.12 with all needed modules enbabled. Unfortunately it does not work - only if I append the parameter acpi=off the touchpad works.

Has somebody encoutered a similiar problem or give me some advice?
If you need some further information (log files,...), please let me know.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 05:13 AM   #2
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1. Did the touchpad work in Debian stock kernel? (Since you say this is your custom kernel) Check the differences between your .config file and debian .config file...

2. Check if the hardware has been recognized type (as root)
Code:
hwinfo
3. Post your xorg.conf
 
Old 07-03-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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Hi,

thanks for your answer. The debian kernels version 2.6.x do not work either. I copied the config-file from the pre-configured 2.6.11 kernel and made a "make oldconfig" for my 2.6.12 version.

XF86Config-4 mouse part is defined as following:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"synaptics"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option		"Protocol"		"auto"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"false"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 07-03-2005, 08:43 AM   #4
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What about
Code:
hwinfo
May be try this webpage. Sorry if you have had seen this before:

http://michel.weimerskirch.net/debian-aspire.php


Also see:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...er&btnG=Search
 
Old 07-05-2005, 01:57 AM   #5
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Hi,

I've tried out the links you gave me, but it does not work yet.
What parts of "hwinfo" do you need? I think that it is not a good idea to post the whole output.
 
Old 07-09-2005, 04:44 PM   #6
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I had exactly same problem. tried tons of things, among others recompiling kernel with custom DSDT.
Finally - all it took was:

echo -n "psmouse" > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/drvctl

i have found it at http://kerneltrap.org/node/4269


After issuing this command touchpad is recognized by kernel (seen in dmesg).

you can put this in your rc.local



br,

k.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 09:59 AM   #7
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Try the SimplyMepis Linux livecd. It just might work as its pretty good at hardware detection. Nice desktop distro also. I run it on Acer Aspire 3003, but I have SIS video.
 
  


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