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Old 01-12-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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touchpad trouble under slackware 10

My parents got me a new hp x1000 notebook and I installed slackware 10. I'd like to compile a 2.6.10 kernel on it, but everytime I try, my touchpad does not work! my mouse is a touchpad with two mouse buttons below it, I would leave the default kernel but I need power managment for it.
Old 01-12-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
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power management

hello levicc00123

I have used Slackware 10 (2.4.26acpi) and it does have power management on my Sony grz530.

But, the 2.6.9 or so kernel seems to boost performance. But just for power management, you may not need it.
Old 01-12-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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I just got an HP vz5320 running Ubuntu Warty and I've also had some issues with the touchpad... Try turning it off, wait a few seconds, then turn it back on. If that doesn't work try it again. That seems to fix the problem for me. I'm still not sure why it doesn't work right away...
I've noticed that in my /dev/input directory there are four files:

event0 event1 event2 mice

But after turning the touchpad on a off I have five:

event0 event1 event2 mice mouse0 ts0

So it must be changing something...

Well, let me know if that helps at all
Old 01-19-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
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I've got Slackware 2.4.28 on my Compaq HP X1000 and so far its the best OS i've tried on it. (tell a lie, its the only one)

Here's my xorg's mouse config section. Mouse1 is my touchpad (even the 2 side buttons work on it), and Mouse2 is my usb intellipoint mouse. I didn't bother with the side buttons though..

# **********************************************************************
# My Touchpad
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"   "ImPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
    Option "Device"     "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    Option "ChordMiddle"


# **********************************************************************
# This is for my USB mouse
# **********************************************************************

 Section "InputDevice" 
    Identifier  "Mouse2"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "Protocol"      "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option      "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
    Option 	"ZaxisMapping"	"4 5"
    Option	"Buttons"	"7"


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