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Old 12-01-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Upgrade to 12.1 Stops Pointer in Console and X


I have a problem similar to that posted by kg6hno. Yesterday I upgraded my Sony Vaio notebook to 12.1 and the touchpad no longer works in neither the console nor when X is started. I use Xfce as the desktop/window manager.

I read through the CHANGES_AND_HINTS file but saw nothing applicable. Reading the gpm man page suggested changes to xorg.conf and rc.gpm. I tried those without fixing the problem.

Your help is needed.

TIA,

Rich
 
Old 12-01-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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UPDATE:

I re-installed gpm and reverted /etc/xorg.conf to the original protocol and driver. Touch pad still doesn't work. However, when I plug in a USB mouse, the cursor works on the console, but still not when the X server is running.

Does this help you gurus to identify the problem?

Rich
 
Old 12-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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FIXED:

A local LUG member pointed me to running 'X -configure' as root. Copied the resulting file to /etc/X11 and now the cursor works in X.

This thread is closed.

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