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Old 04-13-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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Touchpad problem in new Kernel


I just downloaded the new Kernel release for Fedora Core 3 (2.6.11-1.14_FC3) and I'm having a problem with my touch pad mouse because before I just tapped it to click and I could double click, drag and drop and so on. The problem now is (after a couple of minutes trying hard) that I need to tap and slip the finger a bit (like drawing an tiny line) to click. Is really hard and I could not double click nor drag.

I just checked the X11 configuration (xorg.conf) and is exactly the same that the previous configuration. My guesses are that the Kernel update modified the way the /dev/mouse0 and /dev/mice behavior (those files remain the same as well).

Does anybody knows the way to reconfigure my touch-pad? (Just for the record, I had the same problem while testing Fedora Core 4 on the same machine, but never figured out to fix it.)

Some specs:
Toshiba Satellite 2435-S255
Mouse configuration (xorg.conf) Supports 3rd button emulation (as before)

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-13-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
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I am running the identical configuration on an Acer TravelMate 290 and have the identical problem. Things are fine in 2.6.10-1.770_FC3 and all previously released kernels of 2.6.10.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 09:55 AM   #3
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Angry The same problem here

I'm having the same problem with my Toshiba Satellite A10-S100

It seems like a bug. Take a look at:

Bug 153201 at bugzilla.redhat.com

Last edited by msmarcal; 04-16-2005 at 10:24 AM.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 11:48 PM   #4
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I would actually rather turn that feature off, since you can accidentally do things by mistake using the touch-pad. I would guess it's a kernel bug, or maybe a module you need.

And if anyone knows how to turn it off, I'd appreciate it.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 11:33 AM   #5
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Return to previous Kernel

Actually, I returned to my previous Kernel and is working fine. To go back, just set the previous Kernel as a default in your GRUB or LILO configuration. I'm still looking for a solution!

Cheers
 
Old 04-18-2005, 06:30 PM   #6
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I believe the problem is the kernel having issues with the default drivers for the synaptics touchpad... look into the hardware your system is equiped with, and you'll probably find that the touchpad is considered a synaptics...
 
Old 04-20-2005, 02:07 PM   #7
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If that's the case, you can get the linux drivers from their website. I know they're available.
 
Old 04-20-2005, 08:28 PM   #8
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The Synaptics website sends you directly to the OEMs. Mine is Acer, and the only driver on the Acer site for the TravelMate 290 touchpad is for Windows.
 
  


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