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Old 08-15-2004, 09:42 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 8600 Touchpad/Slackware 10

Hi, I am trying to get my touchpad to work with my current configuration
of hardware/software. Basically I am running the 2.4.26 kernel and I
would like to know what kind of patches will I need to get the touchpad
to work. Ive looked on for any information but there is
nothing helpful. It seems that alot of people on the freenode network
said that I am going to need the 2.6.* kernel but it is not completely
stable yet and if there are other routes with 2.4.26 then please tell
me...But if there is nothing at all then I guess I will have to resort
to using the 2.6.* kernel.
Old 09-16-2004, 05:56 AM   #2
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this is my lsmod output

bash-2.05b# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
ppp_synctty 5856 0 (unused)
ppp_async 7392 1
ppp_generic 19492 3 [ppp_synctty ppp_async]
slhc 4976 0 [ppp_generic]
snd-pcm-oss 37736 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12504 2 [snd-pcm-oss]
keybdev 2052 0 (unused)
mousedev 4212 1
hid 21220 0 (unused)
usbmouse 2040 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
uhci 24444 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17580 0 (unused)
usbcore 59308 1 [hid usbmouse uhci ehci-hcd]
i810_rng 2528 0 (unused)
snd-intel8x0 18924 2
gameport 1420 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 12740 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3888 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd-intel8x0m 9544 4
snd-pcm 56072 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m]
snd-timer 13604 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-page-alloc 6328 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 49500 0 [snd-intel8x0 snd-intel8x0m]
snd 30852 4 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd-intel8x0m snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec]
soundcore 3396 7 [snd]
b44 13708 1
yenta_socket 10336 0
pcmcia_core 39972 0 [yenta_socket]
ohci1394 24112 0 (unused)
ieee1394 42276 0 [ohci1394]
ntfs 51424 1 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 9328 0
agpgart 43940 0 (unused)
and lspci

bash-2.05b# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB UHCI #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BAM/CAM PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DBM LPC Interface Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DBM (ICH4) Ultra ATA Storage Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB (ICH4) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation: Unknown device 0324 (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
02:01.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI4510 PC card Cardbus Controller (rev 02)
02:01.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCI4510 IEEE-1394 Controller
Can anyone help?
Old 09-16-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
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look here. if you're using a synaptics touchpad, this should work for you. no need to upgrade to the 2.6 kernel.


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