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I just purchased an Acer Aspire 5100 with a Turion 64 x2 and a wireless Atheros Card. I have been running FC3 on my PC since it came out. Thought I would try Slack on my new laptop. Loaded Slamd64 and got up and running. I have tried all the niswrapper how to's and acer_acpi instructions , also acerhk. Nothing seems to work. last thing I tried was acer_acpi, that went well until I tried to load the module, came back with "HWI not found unable to load module" .My question is " What should I try next". Thanks.
I have recently purchased Acer Aspire 5100.
I want to find out whether you have been able to get the touchpad working properly. My installation of Slackware 11.0 has detected it as a PS/2 mouse. I have tried to download the synaptics driver and followed the instructions in the synaptics documentation in /usr/(...). However when I run startx I get error messages stating that synaptics touchpad is not detected.
Sorry for gatecrashing into your thread.
Yeah. I have the touchpad working fine. I forgot about this thread. I kept using google searches and lucked onto a site with a driver and a user posted his xorg confg file as an example. I'll try and round up all the information I have and post it later tomorrow.
IIRC when you install the synaptics module it put it in the wrong place. I had to look through /var/log/Xorg.0.log
This is the info I have in my log
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/synaptics_drv.o
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="The XFree86 Project"
compiled for 4.2.0, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: XFree86 XInput Driver
ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.3
Ok. i downloaded "synaptics-0.14.4-8.fc6.x86_64.rpm" and extracted to my /root folder. Then followed the install instructions in the new folder. Made the changes to my xorg.confg file. Bassmadrigal has the same changes that I do. Although my file went to the right place, maybe he is not running Slamd64. I dont feel so newb anymore. Hope this helps.
It is still not working. I have added the options you suggested to xorg.conf. But when I run startx it says it cannot find synaptics touchpad. I have been going through "Trouble Shooting" pages at the synaptics webpage - http://web.telia.com/~u89404340/touc...e-shooting.txt
Here it says the following -
If you are using a 2.6 linux kernel, check the /proc/bus/input/devices
file. The touchpad must be identified a "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
or an "AlpsPS/2 ALPS TouchPad". If it is identified as a "PS/2 Generic
Mouse" or "PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad", something is wrong.
and /proc/bus/input/devices on my system reads "PS/2 Synaptics Touchpad" so something seems to be wrong. what does this file read in your system?
I downloaded the synaptics src and untarred it /usr/local/ . The package requires x source, which is installed in /usr/. Then I changed the top option in Makefile to /usr/xc and the did
Then I copied the synaptics_drv.o /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input.
Still Xorg is unable to locate synaptics touchpad. I'll post the contents of /var/log/Xorg.0.log shortly.