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Old 05-16-2004, 11:23 PM   #1
anandj
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touchpad on fedora core 2(test3)


Hi

I just installed fedora core 2 (test 3) on my Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop.
My touchpad has lost its ability to interpret double-tap. I'm having
to actually click the button to have the action registered.

I understand this is a kernel 2.6 issue.

I did however try to install the synaptics driver. Installation of
synaptics driver was easy - however, when I try to load 'evdev'
module, the kernel reports back saying 'FATAL: Module evdev not
found.' Aparently this module did not get installed by default.
I am using kernel version 2.6.5-1.358 which came with the default
fedora installation.

Has anyone faced this problem before? Do I actually have to recompile
my kernel inorder to get the 'evdev' modules installed?

Adding the boot option psmouse_noext=1
to grub doesn't seem to change anything.

Any help would be appreciated.

regards
AJ
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:18 AM   #2
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I just installed Test3 on my Dell 4150 and have the same problem... I'll look at it and post again once I get it working.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:51 AM   #3
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...add
psmouse.proto=imps
to in the grub config file instead. Seems to work just fine for me.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. I just fixed the problem.

I realized that fedora core2 by default uses Xorg instead of xfree86.
So I just copied all the instructions from the webpage of the synaptics driver onto the xorg.conf file instead of XF86Config file as I had done earlier. With that change, it works like magic.

And the issue with 'evdev' module not being available, its already precompiled into the kernel .. so it does not have to loaded seperately.

Thanks again for the help.
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
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Just for your information, the synaptics driver can be obtained from

http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/

Its got lot of nice features.
 
Old 05-21-2004, 01:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for posting this. I was annoyed as hell with how jerky the touchpad movement was. Now it works great. :-)

Mike
 
Old 05-24-2004, 09:19 AM   #7
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I MAY create a SuSE 9.1 rpm for those who are interested. I will try to keep you posted. Thanks for the link to the tarballs...
 
Old 05-24-2004, 12:27 PM   #8
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Pl Also check the parallel thread for more information on this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=182046
 
Old 05-24-2004, 01:27 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I MAY create a SuSE 9.1 rpm for those who are interested. I will try to keep you posted. Thanks for the link to the tarballs...
You would be helping a lot of people if you have the time to make a 9.1 RPM for the synaptic touch-pad. Doing it from source is not too bad, but for a touch-pad it would be nice to have an RPM.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 10:51 AM   #10
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Well, I learned that if I search in the hardware support for the synaptics touchpad, I get back my touchpad support. So the fire under my keister is not there anymore. If I get some spare time I might still try to creat a SuSE 9.1 RPM of the synaptics drivers. It really is a simple matter of using some of the RPM building tools that come with most distros.
 
Old 06-15-2004, 06:06 AM   #11
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Adding psmouse.proto=imps to the kernel arguments enabled the touchpad tap functionality for me. Didn't change the jerkyness though..
 
Old 06-22-2004, 09:57 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by anandj
Thanks for the replies guys. I just fixed the problem.

I realized that fedora core2 by default uses Xorg instead of xfree86.
So I just copied all the instructions from the webpage of the synaptics driver onto the xorg.conf file instead of XF86Config file as I had done earlier. With that change, it works like magic.

And the issue with 'evdev' module not being available, its already precompiled into the kernel .. so it does not have to loaded seperately.

Thanks again for the help.
I'm also using FC2, but am pretty new to Linux. I'm having problems compiling the driver. When I run "make", I get the following output from the terminal:

L -D_POSIX_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_SVID_SOURCE -D_GNU_SOURCE - DSHAPE -DXINPUT -DXKB -DLBX -DXAPPGROUP -DXCSECURITY -DTOGCUP -DDPMSExtension -DPIXPRIV -DPANORAMIX -DRENDER -DGCCUSESGAS -DAVOID_GLYPHBLT -DPIXPRIV -DSINGL EDEPTH -DXFreeXDGA -DXvExtension -DXFree86LOADER -DXFree86Server -DXF86VIDMODE -DSMART_SCHEDULE -DBUILDDEBUG -DX_BYTE_ORDER=X_LITTLE_ENDIAN -DNDEBUG -DFUNCPRO TO=15 -DNARROWPROTO -DIN_MODULE -DXFree86Module -DVERSION="\"0.13.3\"" synaptic s.c
In file included from synaptics.c:65:
xf86Xinput.h:36:27: extensions/XI.h: No such file or directory
xf86Xinput.h:37:32: extensions/XIproto.h: No such file or directory
In file included from xf86Xinput.h:38,
from synaptics.c:65:
XIstubs.h:97: error: syntax error before "xDeviceCtl"
In file included from synaptics.c:65:
xf86Xinput.h:99: error: syntax error before "xDeviceCtl"
synaptics.c:113: error: syntax error before "xDeviceCtl"
synaptics.c: In function `SynapticsPreInit':
synaptics.c:235: error: `XI_MOUSE' undeclared (first use in this function)
synaptics.c:235: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
synaptics.c:235: error: for each function it appears in.)
synaptics.c: At top level:
synaptics.c:1406: error: syntax error before "xDeviceCtl"
make: *** [synaptics.o] Error 1

I've installed all the development libraries and the compiler (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412), and don't know where to go next. Is this something to do with xf86Xinput.h and Xorg?
 
  


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