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Old 11-29-2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Synaptics Touchpad on Acer Travelmate 4400

Hey all,

I have an acer travelmate 4400 with Fedora 4 for amd64. Normally the synaptics touchpad works great, but when I do a hot reboot, it no longer works after the reboot.
I notice when I boot and the kernel messages say "synaptics reset failed" followed by "Synaptics query failed", and then the touchpad works, however, if I do not see these messages, the touchpad does not work.
The driver is compiled into the vanilla kernel I got with fedora. I'd prefer to resolve this without recompiling if at all possible. (too many modules to rebuild ;-) )

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

UPDATE: I Fixed it!!

I decided to recompile my kernel with psmouse as a module, and load it at startup, which works everytime. There is also a way to edit the source files to make it work compiled in the kernel, but this seemed easier if I have to recompile anyway.

Last edited by crazylincoln; 12-02-2005 at 10:01 PM.
Old 05-28-2009, 12:10 AM   #2
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reload psmouse

I use slack,but i hope this work.
Reload psmouse #/sbin/modprobe psmouse
I but it in rc.local but Fedora use other startskript.
be well


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