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Old 12-24-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
srfpala
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Touchpad Works But Mouse Fails


I now see that Sax2 shows only two input devices,
the keyboard and one mouse - the synaptics touchpad.
It does not detect the PS/2 Mouse connected on the six pin PS/2 port at boot time which indicates that plug & play fails. What should I do ?
TIA
 
Old 12-24-2006, 08:32 AM   #2
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Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to see if it setup for multiple input devices.

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Old 12-24-2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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Well, I'd like to but my USB memory stick isn't probed eventhough its light is on! So I can't copy and post :-{
I renamed my xorg.conf to xorg99.conf and StartX failed to load which is what I expected.
Next I renamed xorg back to xorg.conf and commented out every input device in the server layout section except the keyboard thinking that that would kill the access to the touchpad. It didn't which surprised me. So somehow the Synaptics touchpad is active while its server layout line is commented out as well as its InputDevice section.
SaX2 shows no mice at all, yet the touchpad works!
So I would say the touchpad is certainly probed and made available to the kernel and GNOME without an entry in the xorg.conf file. How, I don't know.
Any assistance is appreciated.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 12:30 PM   #4
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Are you using Suse 10.2? The new Xorg doesn't put everything in the xorg.conf. Some things seem to work without it. I still haven't found where the settings go.

I had a problem with the display on my laptop, which stuck at 1024x768, despite the entry in xorg.conf being for 1280x800, and this even showed in SaX2, the KDE Personal Settings tool. I had to install 915resolution and write a script to set it, and then the correct settings appeared in KDE. It may be that XOrg isn't probing the PS/2 socket.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 12:34 PM   #5
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Ok then here is mine. Notice the the top mention corepointer alwayscore.

Brian

Code:
# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
#	Option	    "SHMConfig"	"on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier "New2-Synaptics"
	Driver  	"synaptics"
	Option 	"Device"  	"/dev/input/mice"
	Option	"Protocol"	"auto-dev"
	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	"MinSpeed"	"0.09"
	Option	"MaxSpeed"	"0.18"
	Option	"AccelFactor"	"0.0015"
	Option	"SHMConfig"	"on"
# 	Option	"Repeater"	"/dev/ps2mouse"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 67.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "ATI Radeon Mobility M9"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection
 
  


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