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Old 11-03-2003, 05:28 AM   #1
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Touchpad unrecognized...

I've just installed Mandrake 9.2 on my laptop (Compaq Presario 700 UK). It's OK for video and sound drivers, but my touchpad is not detected, so I can't use Linux for the moment because navigation with the keyboard is quite difficult.
How can I solve my touchpad problem ?
Old 11-03-2003, 11:23 AM   #2
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Smile Touch pad on Compaq laptop

I had the same problem with my Compaq Presario 1200. I just used the add new hardware program and told the computer I had a PS2 2 button mouse. From then on the touch pad worked fine.
Old 11-04-2003, 04:29 AM   #3
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Doesn't work....In fact, I had already done that, using the install CD of Mandrake 9.2 and making un upgrade with a PS2 standard mouse...But it does'nt change anything, I can't use my touchpad, which is a big problem, cause I can't use Linux at all, I'm not good enough to navigate with only keyboard.
I have downloaded a tar.gz file on Synpatics Touchpad Driver for Linux . This is a driver made for synpatics touchpad under Linux. The problem is...How do I install it ? I know I have to use the command line, with tar command and else...But I really need a detailed explanation to succeed in the installation !!!
Thank you for your help.
Old 11-07-2003, 02:19 AM   #4
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i had the same problem on my Toshiba Satellite Pro m15-s405 with RH9... what i did to fix it was reinstall RH9 and when it prompted me to configure the mouse i chose 2 Button PS2.... that took care of it... good luck
Old 11-07-2003, 02:43 AM   #5
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don't use that one. i could never get it to work.

see if anything here helps you out. i'm using a usb mouse though.
Old 12-19-2003, 07:45 PM   #6
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I'm running slackware 9.1 on a compaq presario 701fr (uk) with no problem, apart from I'm trying to get the touchpad scrolling feature which worked on windows. Had no problem with touchpad not being functional
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is this still an issue, or is it fixed?


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