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Old 02-06-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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Synaptics touchpad driver - unable to start


I have debian sarge with 2.6.10 self-compiled kernel (with synaptics-touchpad required options - evdev).

I installed xfree-driver-synaptics.
Added all needed options in XF86Config-4 (load "synaptics, inputdevice, etc).

I tryed different devices (psaux, event0), but I always get this error:

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(EE) touchpad no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) touchpad Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "touchpad"
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My kernel detects touchpad correctly, and also, previously I was able to start synaptics driver in FC3 & Mandrake.

Help pls,
how to start this stuff?
 
Old 02-06-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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Been on totally different distros but with a laptop and don't know one touchpad from another but "modprobe psmouse" (as a modules obviously) is the only thing that brings my touchpad to life.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 04:36 AM   #3
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Thank you! that works!

but how to autostart module psmouse before X starts? On debian..
 
Old 02-07-2005, 06:28 AM   #4
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I just put the /sbin/modprobe psmouse into rc.local file and left it at that.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 09:27 AM   #5
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I've no such directories:
/sbin/modprobe
/etc/modules.autoload.d/...
/etc/conf.d/...

Also, debian doesn't have rc.local..

and one more strange thing: psmouse detect synaptics not quite fast

$ modprobe -r psmouse
-nothing-
$ modprobe psmouse
input:PS/2 Generic Mouse on isa0060/serio4
$ modprobe -r psmouse
-nothing-
$ modprobe psmouse
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1....
............etc

Why psmouse detects first not my synaptics, but generic mouse? what's Wrong?
 
  


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