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Old 09-21-2005, 08:00 AM   #1
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Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04, Debian 5, OpenSUSE 11.3
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Reconnecting ALPS touchpad at boot


I've have a HP laptop with ALPS glidepoint device and FC4. I have two ways to make it work; either I use i8042.nomux (recognized as a psmouse) , or I it turn off and on during boot after the mouse services have started and before x server starts (too hard). I want to use neither of them.

So is there a way to make it reconnect automatically during the boot? I've tried with
"echo -n reconnect /sys/bus/serio/devices/serio4" in /etc/rc.local. I also know about the possibility to recompile the kernel with psmouse as a module, but I don't want to do that because there must an easier way.

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