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Old 04-30-2006, 03:19 AM   #1
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Question Touchpad doesn't work after upgrading to kernel 2.6.16.11


Hi all,

My laptop's touchpad doesn't work after I upgraded kernel from the original 2.4.31 (slackware 10.2) to 2.6.16.11, but my usb mouse works just fine in both kernels.


This is my xorg.conf:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

###################################################

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "PS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse1"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Buttons" "5"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection
I tried to disconnect the usb mouse, the touchpad still doesn't work. I can't figure out how to solve this problem, anyone could help?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:25 AM   #2
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One change I noticed after the upgrading is that only touchpad could work in virtual console under the 2.4 kernel; touchpad does not but usb mouse does work in virtual console in the 2.6 kernel.

 
Old 04-30-2006, 04:36 AM   #3
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try:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

# EndSection

this works for me with touchpad and USB wireless mouse. they both infact work at the same time - when i remove the USB mouse, i can then use the synaptics touchpad

** note' this is all i have for mouse (not two sections)
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:40 AM   #4
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Thank you -=Graz=-, but your solution seems does not work for me
 
Old 04-30-2006, 07:26 AM   #5
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try running #mouseconfig and select PS/2 as the mouse type.
then edit the xorg.conf to what i suggested and then reboot

** Also, my touchpad uses the synaptics driver (which loads during boot).. try typing

#dmesg | grep Synap*


i get the following output:

Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0xa560b1, caps: 0xa04713/0x0
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input1

Last edited by -=Graz=-; 04-30-2006 at 07:35 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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Thank you again -=Graz=- and I tried mouseconfig to use ps/2 for my touchpad, but it still did not work; so that, I thought there might be something wrong in the kernel. Then I reconfiguared, compiled and installed the kernel, the problem had been solved.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 07:20 PM   #7
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Oh cool! so you fixed it up with a re-compile?
well done!

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