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Old 10-02-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
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Touchpad Not Working On Toshiba Satellite A135


Hello all. When I first installed everything my touchpad worked just fine. I don't use it often (they drive me nuts) but in the last couple weeks I have been on the road some, and it would have been handy to use my trackpad when using my laptop (literally) on my lap, but it is no longer working.

I have looked and googled and tried a few things, but nothing seems to work. As I said, when I first installed slack the touchpad worked even when I had my usb mouse connected. Now I can't get my trackpad to work at all. Any help is greatly appreciated. Commented pieces of my xorg.conf are solutions I tried that did not work.

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
#        InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option       "XkbModel"  "pc101"
	Option       "XkbLayout"  "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

#For the Trackpad.
#Section "InputDevice"
#http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Synaptics_Touchpad
#Section "InputDevice"
#   Driver      "synaptics"
#   Identifier  "TouchPad"
#   Option      "SendCoreEvents"
#   Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
#   Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
#EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	#DisplaySize	  330   210	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "AUO"
	ModelName    "1974"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        Option      "RenderAccel" "true"     	# [<bool>]
	Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "intel"
	VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
	BoardName   "Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "enable"
EndSection
I am assuming my trackpad is a synaptics, but I really don't know. I can't say that I can see any information that tells me specifically that it is a synaptic.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-03-2008, 06:17 AM   #2
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You can try this;
change this
Code:
#        InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
to
Code:
    InputDevice    "TouchPad" "AlwaysCore"
uncomment this
Code:
#Section "InputDevice"
#   Driver      "synaptics"
#   Identifier  "TouchPad"
#   Option      "SendCoreEvents"
#   Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
#   Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
#EndSection
to Section "Module" add
Code:
Section "Module"
    Load           "synaptics"
restart xorg and look at the log
/var/log/Xorg.0.log

If it works you can tweak like;

http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Synaptics_Touchpad
 
Old 10-03-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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I will take a look at the link. I tried it and the log says the driver is not installed. Not sure why I would need a driver installed though since it did work when I initally installed Slack on it. I will let you know how it turns out, thank you very much for the help.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 12:31 AM   #4
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After following the link, I downloaded the driver, compiled and installed it. In the event it means something, I had to move the driver files manually after I installed them. Not sure why but they actually installed into /usr/local/lib rather than /usr/lib/xorg . After moving them, it shows that the driver did actually load, but could not find a touchpad device to work with. Pertinent sections of the log are below.

Code:
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.15.0
Synaptics Mouse no synaptics event device found (checked 19 nodes)
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
(**) Option "SHMConfig" "on"
(**) Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
(**) Option "RightEdge" "5300"
(**) Option "TopEdge" "1700"
(**) Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
(**) Option "FingerLow" "25"
(**) Option "FingerHigh" "30"
(**) Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
(**) Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
(**) Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
(**) Option "CornerCoasting" "1"
Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
(EE) Synaptics Mouse no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) Synaptics Mouse Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics Mouse"
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
(II) evaluating device (Keyboard0)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) evaluating device (Mouse0)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
(--) Mouse0: PnP-detected protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
I did confirm that my touchpad is a synaptics, in the event this might help, here is what is reported from /proc/bus/input/devices

Code:
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse2 event8 
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
In the event that I messed something up, here is my current xorg.conf

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Synaptics Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option       "XkbModel"  "pc101"
	Option       "XkbLayout"  "us"

EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

#For the Trackpad.
#http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Synaptics_Touchpad
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Synaptics Mouse"
   Driver      "synaptics"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
   Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
  Option	"LeftEdge"		"1700"
  Option	"RightEdge"		"5300"
  Option	"TopEdge"		"1700"
  Option	"BottomEdge"		"4200"
  Option	"FingerLow"		"25"
  Option	"FingerHigh"		"30"
  Option	"MaxTapTime"		"180"
  Option	"MaxTapMove"		"220"
  Option	"VertScrollDelta" 	"100"
  Option	"CornerCoasting" 	"1"
  Option	"CoastingSpeed"		"3"
  Option	"MinSpeed"		"0.09"
  Option	"MaxSpeed"		"0.18"
  Option	"AccelFactor"		"0.0015"
#  Option	"Repeater"		"/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	#DisplaySize	  330   210	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "AUO"
	ModelName    "1974"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        Option      "RenderAccel" "true"     	# [<bool>]
	Option      "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "intel"
	VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
	BoardName   "Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
    Option         "Composite" "enable"
EndSection
Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 03:43 AM   #5
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See if any of this helps;
http://web.telia.com/~u89404340/touc...e-shooting.txt
also start out with something like;
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Mouse"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
EndSection
more info here;
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...rg-7.3-592525/

Last edited by comprookie2000; 10-07-2008 at 04:09 AM.
 
Old 10-07-2008, 09:07 AM   #6
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This is the relevant sections of my xorg.conf that works for the touchpad in my Toshiba 1410 laptop. This is an old model with the ALPS Glidepoint touchpad.
Please note the Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Also I do not have:
Quote:
Section "Module"
Load "synaptics"
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"

    Identifier     "Simple Layout"
    Screen         "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice    "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "TouchPad" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice    "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier     "Keyboard1"
    Driver         "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier     "Mouse1"
    Driver         "mouse"
    Option         "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier     "TouchPad"
    Driver         "synaptics"
    Option         "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option         "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option         "SHMconfig" "1"
    Option         "LeftEdge" "130"
    Option         "RightEdge" "900"
    Option         "TopEdge" "130"
    Option         "BottomEdge" "680"
    Option         "FingerLow" "10"
    Option         "FingerHigh" "20"
    Option         "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option         "MaxTapMove" "30"
    Option         "MaxDoubleTapTime" "180"
    Option         "SingleTapTimeout" "130"
    Option         "ClickTime" "50"
    Option         "FastTaps" "0"
    Option         "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
    Option         "VertScrollDelta" "20"
    Option         "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
    Option         "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
    Option         "HorizEdgeScroll" "1"
    Option         "VertTwoFingerScroll" "0"
    Option         "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "0"
    Option         "MinSpeed" "0.30"
    Option         "MaxSpeed" "0.75"
    Option         "AccelFactor" "0.015"
    Option         "EdgeMotionMinZ" "25"
    Option         "EdgeMotionMaxZ" "50"
    Option         "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "100"
    Option         "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "200"
    Option         "EdgeMotionUseAlways" "0"
    Option         "UpDownScrolling" "1"
    Option         "LeftRightScrolling" "1"
    Option         "UpDownRepeat" "1"
    Option         "LeftRightRepeat" "1"
    Option         "ScrollButtonRepeat" "100"
    Option         "TouchpadOff" "0"
    Option         "GuestMouseOff" "0"
    Option         "LockedDrags" "0"
    Option         "RTCornerButton" "0"
    Option         "RBCornerButton" "0"
    Option         "LTCornerButton" "0"
    Option         "LBCornerButton" "0"
    Option         "TapButton1" "1"
    Option         "TapButton2" "2"
    Option         "TapButton3" "3"
    Option         "CircularScrolling" "0"
    Option         "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
    Option         "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
    Option         "CircularPad" "0"
    Option         "PalmDetect" "1"
    Option         "PalmMinWidth" "10"
    Option         "PalmMinZ" "200"
    Option         "CoastingSpeed" "0"
    Option         "PressureMotionMinZ" "25"
    Option         "PressureMotionMaxZ" "50"
    Option         "PressureMotionMinFactor" "1"
    Option         "PressureMotionMaxFactor" "2"
EndSection
 
Old 10-11-2008, 10:10 PM   #7
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Touchpad problem

I have a Toshiba A135 with ATI driver. My touchpad works along with a Logitech V320 USB Mouse. The Xorg.conf is below, except mine has NO specific touchpad section in the xorg.conf file, but the touchpad works.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

I have a Toshiba P105 17" Laptop with Intel hardware and number pad. The touchpad works on it as well as the USB mouse. Here is the relevant info from the Xorg.conf file:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Simple Layout"
Screen "Screen 1"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto" # Auto detect
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

From dmesg:
input: PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input7

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-22-2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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Sorry for the delay, but I have tried everything I can think of and still stuck. I have also followed a few other threads, and while I am just about at the point that I really don't care, I am also at the point that I want to get this fixed if it kills me. I downloaded compiled and installed the synaptic driver from SlackBuilds.org, and I commented out he IMPS/2 line as stated in that documentation. I have modified the drivers in my xorg.conf, and everything else I can think of, and still no joy. The seemingly crazy thing (to me) is that if I am reading my Xorg.0.log correctly, it appears that the trackpad is being recognized, but still not responding.

The device is being recognized (as mentioned in the installed docs) by the kernel:
Code:
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x25a0b1, caps: 0xa04713/0x0
synaptics: Toshiba Satellite A135 detected, limiting rate to 40pps.
rtc_cmos: probe of 00:07 failed with error -16
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input6
Marking TSC unstable due to: possible TSC halt in C2.
Time: hpet clocksource has been installed.
I am not sure what (if anything) the error or unstability identified means in relation to this.

The Xorg.0.log shows that it loaded:
Code:
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.4.2, module version = 0.15.1
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.0
...snip...
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.15.1
(--) Synaptics Mouse auto-dev sets device to /dev/input/event6
(II) Synaptics Mouse: x-axis range 1472 - 5472
(II) Synaptics Mouse: y-axis range 1408 - 4448
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/event6"
(**) Option "LeftEdge" "1700"
(**) Option "RightEdge" "5300"
(**) Option "TopEdge" "1700"
(**) Option "BottomEdge" "4200"
(**) Option "FingerLow" "25"
(**) Option "FingerHigh" "30"
(**) Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
(**) Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
(**) Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
(**) Option "CornerCoasting" "1"
(--) Synaptics Mouse touchpad found
(**) Option "AlwaysCore"
(**) Synaptics Mouse: always reports core events
..snip...
(II) evaluating device (Synaptics Mouse)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Synaptics Mouse" (type: MOUSE)
(II) evaluating device (Mouse0)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse0" (type: MOUSE)
(--) Synaptics Mouse touchpad found
(--) Mouse0: PnP-detected protocol: "ExplorerPS/2"
(II) Mouse0: ps2EnableDataReporting: succeeded
Just to be clear, my current xorg.conf is:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
#ForTrackpad
	InputDevice "SynapticsMouse" "AlwaysCore"
#Resume from original
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	RgbPath      "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "xtrap"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "freetype"
#	Load  "synaptics"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option       "XkbModel"  "pc101"
	Option       "XkbLayout"  "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

#From the post by comprookie2000
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Mouse"
        Driver          "synaptics"
#        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
        Option          "Protocol"      "auto"
# enable SHMConfig if you want to enable synclient
# NB: enabling SHMConfig is insecure, since any user can invoke it
#  Option	 "SHMConfig"		 "on"
  Option	"LeftEdge"		"1700"
  Option	"RightEdge"		"5300"
  Option	"TopEdge"		"1700"
  Option	"BottomEdge"		"4200"
  Option	"FingerLow"		"25"
  Option	"FingerHigh"		"30"
  Option	"MaxTapTime"		"180"
  Option	"MaxTapMove"		"220"
  Option	"VertScrollDelta" 	"100"
  Option	"CornerCoasting" 	"1"
  Option	"CoastingSpeed"		"3"
  Option	"MinSpeed"		"0.09"
  Option	"MaxSpeed"		"0.18"
  Option	"AccelFactor"		"0.0015"
#  Option	"Repeater"		"/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	#DisplaySize	  330   210	# mm
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "AUO"
	ModelName    "1974"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"         	# <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"              	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"       	# <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"           	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "intel"
	VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
	BoardName   "Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller"
	BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
I read in another thread that for someone, if they disabled their Mouse0 their trackpad then worked. I tried that also to no avail.

I am a bit unclear on the relationship of the psmouse module. currently, lsmod reports it as being loaded, however, it is also reports that it as not being used.

Any other ideas?
 
Old 10-23-2008, 03:53 AM   #9
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Look at cat /proc/bus/input/devices and see what the handler is for the touchpad and try changing;
Code:
Option      "Device"       "/dev/input/mouse2"
 
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I think I understood your directions correctly.

cat /proc/bus/input/devices reports
Code:
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=25b1
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse2 event4
B: EV=b
B: KEY=6420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=11000003
So I changed the input device section for the touchpad in xorg.conf to:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Mouse"
        Driver          "synaptics"
#        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"        "/dev/input/mouse2"
The touchpad is still not responding.
 
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Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
#ForTrackpad
InputDevice "SynapticsMouse" "AlwaysCore"
Quote:
#From the post by comprookie2000
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Mouse"
Driver "synaptics"
Perhaps the space?
 
Old 10-23-2008, 01:09 PM   #12
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Here is mine;
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "TouchPad" "AlwaysCore"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
See how this is the same;
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Driver	    "synaptics"
	Identifier  "Touchpad"
	Option      "AlwaysCore"
	Option      "auto-dev"
	Option      "SHMConfig"  "on"
	Option      "MaxTapTime" "0"
	Option      "MaxTapMove" "0"
	Option      "MinSpeed" "0.40"
	Option      "MaxSpeed" "0.65"
	Option      "AccelFactor" "0.0030"
EndSection
Code:
 Xorg -version

X Window System Version 1.3.0
This may help at the bottom for slackware 12.1
http://hangdog.pihl.no-ip.org/index....d=46&Itemid=59

Last edited by comprookie2000; 10-23-2008 at 01:19 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 07:08 AM   #13
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Still no joy. The log keeps reporting that the touchpad is identified, but no response is seen on screen.

I removed the errant space that was indicated, and also implemented the changes described in the article that was linked. I was really hoping that would work since I am using Slack 12.1 too.

I am still open to other ideas if anyone can think of anything, and I will post whatever information may seem helpful, but at this point, I have no idea what else to try.

Comprookie, I do appreciate your efforts. It is things like this that make me thankful for the community.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 12:17 PM   #14
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Have you tried these settings in your xorg.conf (with nothing set in /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse)?
Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "SynapticsMouse" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection
Quote:
Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "SynapticsMouse"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"

Last edited by allend; 10-24-2008 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 06:58 PM   #15
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allend,
All lines in my /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse are commented out. I did that when I read the docs that came with the syanptics driver I downloaded from the Linuxpackages.net site.

As far as the other settings, I just commented out those sections of my xorg.conf and tried again with the settings you provided, still no joy. Crazy thing is that Xorg.0.log reports the trackpad as being found and the driver loaded and it seems to report that it loaded correctly without errors. (no errors in the log file)

It has me completely stumped.
 
  


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