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Old 01-23-2004, 02:05 AM   #1
filogo
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Unhappy Freezing touchpad and keybord on Acer Aspire 2000 with Suse 9.0


I have an acer aspire 2000 (Centrino processor 1,6GHz) and I'm managing problems with the touchpad under suse 9.0.

The problem have been revealing since the installation of th linux distribution, in fact the touchpad went fine since it freezed and also the keyboard did so. I thought that i would have adjusted this problem immediately after the installation trough the synaptics drivers and went on with an usb mouse that works perfectly.

Now i'm trying to make the touchpad function but it doesn't. When I enter Xserver(kde) the mouse seems to go for some time (that notice isn't always the same amount of time but changes according to something i am not able to understand) and after that the mouse freezes and also the keyboard does, fortunately the usb mouse continues to function and i'm able to restart the session and the keyboard restarts.

I've tried out a lot of configuration in XF86Config but i think that the problem resides in something that isn't the configuration. If i use the mouse normal drivers the touchpad doesn't go and if I use the synaptics drivers it goes making that strange effect. I have the kernel 2.4.21-166installed and i'm thinking that the problem is in that but since the fact that everything is working fine without patches i wouldn't change kernel if it wasn't strictly necessary.
 
Old 02-26-2004, 10:37 AM   #2
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filogo I see you have the same problem i'm having with my aspire 2000!
I have redhat 9.0 on it, kb nor touchpad mouse would work ! like u said a usb mouse works perfectly! have you resolved your issue ?

thanks,
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:18 AM   #3
filogo
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Wink

No i haven't resolved the problem. I asked several people for an hint but even if they were real linux experts i didn't found an answer nor a solution.

I think that the problem is with the kernel but i'm not sure at all of it. I hope that the new release of suse linux will solve my problem.

If you have some more news make me a post on the forum and we will get in conctact also by mail.

Bye.

And thank you at least.

Filo.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 10:18 AM   #4
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There are recent reports, that you can manage it with kernel 2.6
I'll try it out.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 05:58 PM   #5
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Kernel 2.6 fixed the problem on my aspire.
Just get one from http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/

I recommend the synaptics touchpad driver from
http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/index.html

Cheers.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 10:55 AM   #6
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I did install kernel-2.6.3, mouse works now, but i get all kind of QM_functions: not implemented ! no modules are being loaded so non of my nics , usb and sound are working! I have the init-tools installed ! any ideas or may be i'm doing something wrong in the kernel config file.

thanks
 
Old 03-10-2004, 02:47 PM   #7
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I've searched for HOURS looking for a resolution to the problem on 2.4, and I've had no luck 2.6 is definately the way to go.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #8
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Kernel 2.6.x

Could you give me some advices on the configuration of the new kernel under SUSE 9.0, may be the config file???? Is it necessary to change the distro when compiling the kernel to make everything work fine.... I have thought to a gentoo or a slackware advices are wellcome.

 
Old 04-05-2004, 02:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by sino
I did install kernel-2.6.3, mouse works now, but i get all kind of QM_functions: not implemented ! no modules are being loaded so non of my nics , usb and sound are working! I have the init-tools installed ! any ideas or may be i'm doing something wrong in the kernel config file.

thanks
-- look for obsolete modules in /etc/sysconfig/kernel

-- change scripts in /etc/init.d/ that erroneusly report failure. e.g.:

startproc $CRON_BIN
if test $? -eq 7 ; then
rc_reset
/bin/ps -e w | grep $CRON_BIN | grep -qv grep
fi
# Remember status and be verbose
rc_status -v

-- check /etc/modprobe.conf + /etc/modules.conf for invalid module names / module arguments
(agpgart + snd..)

-- have a look for wrong module names in /etc/hotplug/*.agent


-- From /etc/rc.d/alsasound : --------------------------------

function restore_mixer() {
#
# restore driver settings
#
if [ -d /proc/asound ]; then
if [ ! -r $asoundcfg ]; then
if [ -x /usr/bin/set_default_volume ]; then
echo "No mixer config is found - adjusting default volumes"
grep '^[0-9]' /proc/asound/cards | while read card; do
/usr/bin/set_default_volume $card
done
else
echo "No mixer config in $asoundcfg, you have to unmute your card!"
fi
else
echo -n "Restoring the previous sound setting"
$alsactl -F -f $asoundcfg restore >/dev/null 2>&1
rc_status -v
fi
fi
}

function get_drivers() {
echo "snd_intel8x0"
#/sbin/modprobe -c | \
# grep -E "^[[:space:]]*alias[[:space:]]+snd-card-[[:digit:]]" | sort |\
# awk '{print $3}'
}

function start() {
#
# insert all sound modules
#
module_loaded=0
c=""
drivers=`get_drivers`
for i in $drivers; do
if [ $i != off ]; then
if [ x$c = x ]; then
echo -n ": "
c=1
fi
echo -n " ${i##snd_}"
probe_module $i && module_loaded=1
fi
done
rc_status -v -r
test $module_loaded -eq 0 && return
# # check ALSA driver version 0.9
# if head -n 1 /proc/asound/version | grep -q '0\.9'; then
# :
# else
# cat /proc/asound/version
# echo -n "The running ALSA driver looks obsolete. Stop ALSA now."
# stop
# rc_failed 1
# rc_status -v
# return
# fi
#
# insert 32bit ioctl wrapper if exists
#
/sbin/modprobe snd-ioctl32 >/dev/null 2>&1
#
# rest of start action...
#
load_sequencer
restore_mixer
load_carddeps $drivers
}

function terminate() {
#
# Kill processes holding open sound devices
#
# DEVS=`find /dev/ -follow -type c -maxdepth 1 -print 2>/dev/null | xargs ls -dils | grep "1*1[46]," | cut
-d: -f2 | cut -d" " -f2; echo /proc/asound/dev/*`
fuser -k /dev/admmidi? /dev/adsp? /dev/amidi? /dev/audio* /dev/dmfm* \
/dev/dmmidi? /dev/dsp* /dev/dspW* /dev/midi0? /dev/mixer? /dev/music \
/dev/patmgr? /dev/sequencer* /dev/sndstat >/dev/null 2>&1
if [ -d /proc/asound/dev ]; then
fuser -k /proc/asound/dev/* >/dev/null 2>&1
fi
if [ -d /dev/snd ]; then
fuser -k /dev/snd/* >/dev/null 2>&1
fi
#
# remove all sequencer connections if any
#
if [ -f /proc/asound/seq/clients -a -x $aconnect ]; then
$aconnect --removeall
fi
}

function stop() {
#
# store driver settings
#
if [ -x $alsactl ]; then
$alsactl -f $asoundcfg store
else
echo -n -e "${rc_warning}!!!alsactl not found!!!${rc_reset} "
fi
#
# mute master to avoid clicks at unload
#
/usr/bin/amixer set Master mute >/dev/null 2>&1
#
# remove all sound modules
#
$lsmod | grep -E "^snd" | grep -Ev "(snd-page-alloc|snd_page_alloc)" | while read line; do \
/sbin/rmmod `echo $line | cut -d ' ' -f 1`; \
done
}
 
Old 04-08-2004, 11:05 AM   #10
fitzy85
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Unhappy same again

im having exactly the same prob on my aspire 2000....im running mandrake 10 community...im very new to linux and would really like to get the prob sorted so that i can begin to learn...its very difficult having to reboot .
one of the posts above says i can fix it using kernel 2.6? do i have this in madrake 10?... any help is welcome and instructions will need to be in plain english!
many thanks guys...other than this prob linux is great!
 
Old 04-08-2004, 11:23 AM   #11
fitzy85
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hmm

ok i just checked out mandrakes site after reading about kernel 2.6.3....apparently ive got it and it doesn work!....am going to get a usb mouse ...hopefully that will solve the problem ?!..pity eh?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:51 PM   #12
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Re: hmm

Does your touchpad work in console mode, i.e with gpm ?
gpm has an option to redirect mouse events to a device:
gpm -m /dev/mouse -R /dev/gpmdata
If that works, change in XF86Config the mouse device (/dev/mouse ,
/dev/pointer0 ..) to /dev/gpmdata
to try it start gpm, than start X11
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:59 PM   #13
fitzy85
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gpm?

please explain to me what gpm is !!! (sorry) and how do i get to it? is it a logon option...like kde and gnome?..in fact..if i change from kde is it possible it might work?
thanks
fitzy
 
Old 04-18-2004, 01:21 PM   #14
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fixed

i got it fixed...works with 2.6.3! found out that it was on the cd and didnt preload! thanks guys fitzy
 
  


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