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Old 07-29-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
Zaulden
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Ubuntu wireless support - psmouse support


I was trying to get Slackware working with my resolution on my laptop (Compaq Presario R3210US), but have moved to Ubuntu, as of last night, and am quite pleased how Ubuntu detected my 1280x800 resolution perfectly.

I still have some kinks to work out with Ubuntu, though, like the psaux
touchpad isn't getting detected, and I am having some trouble getting
ndiswrapper to detect my network under Ubuntu - which I actually did
manage to eventually figure out under Slackware; I hadn't been doing a
dhcpcd.

Any suggestions on Ubuntu for me? My first step when I get home is to
make sure that my xorg.conf file is loading "psmouse", but in regard
to ndiswrapper, I have no idea why it would work on Slackware but not
Ubuntu. I follow the exact steps I did in Slack, but when I do a wlist
wlan0 scan, it can't find my access point. Ahh!

I did an "apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils" via my ethernet cord, then did "ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf", a "ndiswrapper modprobe", an "ifconfig wlan0 up", and then finally an "iwlist wlan0 scan", and it says it can't find any networks.

Any ideas? Is this something weird with the Hoary Hedgehog kernel? In Slackware 10.1 I was using the 2.4.29 kernel. Is Hoary a customized kernel or default?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
Zaulden
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Update:

I've found out after much tinkering that in order to enable my touchpad, I need to issue the following commands:
Code:
rmmod psmouse
modprobe psmouse
Even if I'm in X and issue these commands, my touchpad begins working immediately! Wonderful!

Now, how do I make my kernel do these two commands on startup? Any ideas would be great! Thanks.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 02:21 PM   #3
Zaulden
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I now have my touchpad getting detected every time I boot up, thanks to this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=346690

Worked perfect for me. If anyone else has a Presario R3210US, all you need to do in Ubuntu to get the touchpad working is rmmod psmouse and modprobe psmouse... and then make it do that every startup.

Very cool.
 
  


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