[SOLVED] Touchpad not working on Gigabyte T1000M tablet netbook
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Touchpad not working on Gigabyte T1000M tablet netbook
I am unable to get the touchpad working on my Gigabyte T1000M notebook.
It is an Elantech touchpad
I have tried all the obvious stuff:
Downloading synaptic drivers (which error when I install)
Installing other programs to be installed with synaptics drivers (which error when I install)
Installing pip so I could do a pip install evdev (to run evdev drivers)
This required python 2.7 which I had to install, then error-ed on install so pip error-ed on the install of evdev so I got the shits and nuked the install.
Installed Ubuntu 12.10 and all the same stuff. Still doesn't work
Re-installed Backtrack to refresh it all again- managed to get an install of Python 2.7 on, then installed pip and did a pip install evdev....woohoo
Then trying to find the xorg.conf file to be able to edit it but it doesn't exist where people say it does (mine lived in /usr/share/xresprobe/xorg.conf which I found using the locate command)
So I set about trying to work out how to get that sorted (as instructed by various threads and forums)
I ended up needing to start in a shell command prompt and run the Xorg -configure command which created the file root/xorg.conf.new so I did a cp to /etc/X11/xorg.conf so it would live where people said it needed to be (maybe this is wrong I dunno)
Finally I have tried ndiswrapper and using the genuine drivers that came with my notebook (intended for windows oviously) - downloaded from the gigabyte website
I have also tried a dozen more things with absolutely no success. I feel that not only am I right on the cusp of succeeding, that I'm also on the cusp of going crazy or giving up completely on this system. I have been flat out reading, reading, reading for 2 whole weeks now. Every forum, help file, manual file and anything and everything has been tried that was suggested.
The problem is that I have tried so many things I have actually forgotten some things I already tried and I find myself doing them again. I am so lost that I think I need to start from scratch with someone who knows a lot about Linux. I need to go step by step from the very beginning and hopefully resolve this. I can see A LOT of people are having this same problem.
I see this a lot so I have posted the results of lspci to start with. Dmesg will follow as it was too large to paste and I can't use any of the forum's editor fuctions to be able to add the file attachment.
OUTPUT FROM LSPCI
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
02:00.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 03)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Last edited by damuffinman; 10-29-2012 at 06:56 AM.
SystemRescueCd <- 'is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk. It contains a lot of system utilities (parted, partimage, fstools, ...) and basic tools (editors, midnight commander, network tools).' + 'Online-Manual
Click on "Post Reply"--this puts you in the advanced editing mode (or you can click on "go advanced" from the quick reply window).
At the bottom of the window, there is a section called "additional options"---including file attachement.
With regard to your main question, I recommend editing your post to provide a much more concise description of the problem.
Thank you for your help. I did select the advanced but no file attach was present. I will try pastebin when I am in front of the computer again.
I can see file attach here on my phone but it wasn't there in Firefox on Linux and I was unable to select any of the text editing options either.
I also don't know how I can be more concise in my description.
I thought I went into great detail.
Last edited by damuffinman; 10-28-2012 at 08:55 AM.
Reason: Additional info
SystemRescueCd does have diagnostic routines/programs to test your system and subsystems. A good tool to have on-hand.
Personally I would not use a installed BackTrack but use as LiveCD. Backtrack is a useful tool for knowledgeable users. Try KNOPPIX, which does have several kernels with parameter option(s) to help you boot that LiveCD. Try the options at 'boot:' by pressing 'F3' to list kernels & options?
Which LiveCDs'? What characteristic(s) changed? 'dmesg' should provide a clue to where the problem is from cli with 'dmesg| grep -i Synaptics' (omit ticks)
OK thanks for that. I am putting SystemRescue on a USB.
In the meantime I have attached dmesg.log which was the output of dmesg from yesterday.
I'm not certain if the grep commands you suggested were supposed to return anything but they didn't. It just returned to a new line at the commend prompt.
I tried a grep -i device dmesg.log and it returned an output of everywhere the word device was present but grep -i synaptic dmesg.log had nothing
And to answer your question - Live CD's are as I mentioned in my first post (since removed as suggested):
Backtrack live CD
Ubuntu 12.10 live CD
Fedora 17 live CD
Last edited by damuffinman; 10-29-2012 at 07:18 AM.
This is in the readme file (yes I did read it the first time I installed this)
* How do I use this driver with Linux kernel 2.6.x?
You need to have the "evdev" driver loaded or compiled into the
kernel (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV). Set the "Protocol" parameter in the X
configuration file to "auto-dev". Also, if you set the "Device"
parameter to "/dev/psaux", the same X configuration file should
work for a 2.4.x kernel.
When configuring the kernel, enable PS/2 mouse support
How do I configure the kernel? Do I need to re-install or can it be done from command prompt?
I was also unable to get the evdev driver working as it required a command:
pip install evdev
pip needed to be installed and that required Python 2.7. So that's where my fun began.
Is there another way to get evdev?