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Old 03-23-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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full support for touchpad: remove/insert psmouse module


Hi,

I have Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S6120 with ALPS touchpad, and debian 5.0. While booting the system, the touchpad somewhat works but more advanced stuff like scrolling is missing. /proc/bus/input/devices shows not touchpad whatsoever. However, when I remove and insert 'psmouse' module, I get full support:

Code:
marit:~# rmmod psmouse
marit:~# modprobe psmouse


Now I have toucpad in input devices:
Code:
marit:~# cat /proc/bus/input/devices

...

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=7322
N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event7 
B: EV=f
B: KEY=420 0 670000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
B: ABS=1000003
I have experimented adding 'psmouse' to /etc/modules, I have also tried different protocols. So long with no success.

Can I somehow make this stuff automatic, or, even better, to fix the stuff without any need for fiddling with modules?

Code:
Linux marit 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Fri Mar 13 18:08:45 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
Code:
marit:~# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
joydev                  8480  0 
psmouse                32336  0 
arc4                    1824  2 
ecb                     2624  2 
crypto_blkcipher       15236  1 ecb
ieee80211_crypt_wep     3520  1 
i915                   25280  2 
drm                    65256  3 i915
rfcomm                 28272  0 
l2cap                  17248  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              44900  4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev                   6468  0 
lp                      8164  0 
ipv6                  235300  12 
acpi_cpufreq            6796  0 
cpufreq_conservative     5960  0 
cpufreq_userspace       3172  0 
cpufreq_ondemand        6476  1 
cpufreq_powersave       1856  0 
cpufreq_stats           3776  0 
freq_table              4224  3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
ext2                   54440  1 
sbp2                   18572  0 
loop                   12748  0 
pcmcia                 29548  0 
irda                   95480  0 
crc_ccitt               2080  1 irda
parport_pc             22500  1 
parport                30988  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
ipw2100                59472  0 
ieee80211              27048  1 ipw2100
ieee80211_crypt         5124  2 ieee80211_crypt_wep,ieee80211
firmware_class          6816  2 pcmcia,ipw2100
yenta_socket           20620  2 
rsrc_nonstatic          9504  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            31892  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
snd_intel8x0           26268  0 
snd_intel8x0m          12492  0 
snd_ac97_codec         88484  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
ac97_bus                1728  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                62596  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec
snd_seq                41456  0 
snd_timer              17800  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device          6380  1 snd_seq
snd                    45604  7 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
serio_raw               4740  0 
soundcore               6368  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          7816  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm
pcspkr                  2432  0 
i2c_i801                7920  0 
rng_core                3940  0 
i2c_core               19828  1 i2c_i801
iTCO_wdt                9508  0 
shpchp                 25528  0 
pci_hotplug            23460  1 shpchp
bay                     4160  0 
video                  16432  0 
output                  2912  1 video
battery                10180  0 
ac                      4196  0 
button                  6096  0 
intel_agp              22332  1 
agpgart                28776  3 drm,intel_agp
evdev                   8000  6 
ext3                  105512  2 
jbd                    39444  1 ext3
mbcache                 7108  2 ext2,ext3
dm_mirror              15104  0 
dm_log                  8452  1 dm_mirror
dm_snapshot            14340  0 
dm_mod                 46184  10 dm_mirror,dm_log,dm_snapshot
ide_cd_mod             27652  0 
cdrom                  30176  1 ide_cd_mod
ide_disk               10496  3 
ata_generic             4676  0 
libata                140384  1 ata_generic
scsi_mod              129356  2 sbp2,libata
8139too                20320  0 
piix                    6568  0 [permanent]
ohci1394               24944  0 
ieee1394               75800  2 sbp2,ohci1394
8139cp                 16800  0 
mii                     4896  2 8139too,8139cp
ide_pci_generic         3908  0 [permanent]
ide_core               96168  4 ide_cd_mod,ide_disk,piix,ide_pci_generic
ehci_hcd               28428  0 
uhci_hcd               18672  0 
usbcore               118160  3 ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
dock                    8304  2 bay,libata
thermal                15228  0 
processor              32576  3 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan                     4164  0 
thermal_sys            10856  4 video,thermal,processor,fan
Thanx, Ott

Last edited by otoomet; 03-23-2009 at 02:32 PM. Reason: sent it too early...
 
Old 03-23-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Try using the Synaptics touchpad package.
 
Old 03-25-2009, 01:41 PM   #3
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How can synaptics package help if kernel does not see the touchpad?

I tried to insert "rmmod psmous/modprobe psmouse" to /etc/rc.local. Seems not to work. How can I send a message to system log from rc.local to debug?
 
Old 03-28-2009, 03:02 AM   #4
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rc.local does not seem to help. The file is executed, it waits 5 seconds betweeen removing and inserting the module but it does not help. However, if helped to log into the single-user (no X) mode, remove/insert the module manually, and switch to the full mode thereafter.

Any idea how could I remove/reload a module automatically, either at boot or while logging in?
 
  


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