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Old 01-07-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Touchpad unresponsive on Pavilion zv5320 w/ Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu "Warty Warthog" on my new HP Pavilion zv5320. After installing the nVidia drivers and ndiswrapper for my internal WiFi everything seems to be working fine except for the touchpad.
When I start X I can seem the pointer, but it doesn't respond to being touched or tapped. If I turn the touchpad's power off and then back on it pauses for a moment and then begins to work.
I commented out the Synaptics stuff in my XF86Config-4 hoping that it my touchpad would work in PS/2 compatibility mode, but I still get the same behavior. I thought this would work since older versions of Knoppix seem to detect is as a PS/2 mouse and they work fine.

Anyone have some experience or advice on this?
Thanks in advance
Here's a copy of my XF86Config-4:

# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
# cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
# md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "Files"
FontPath "unix/:7100" # local font server
# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# paths to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"

Section "Module"
Load "GLcore"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "speedo"
Load "type1"
Load "v4l"
Load "vbe"
Load "xtt"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
#Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
# Driver "synaptics"
# Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
# Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
# Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"

Section "Device"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M]"
Driver "nvidia"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 28-64
VertRefresh 43-60
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1280x800@60" 83.91 1280 1312 1624 1656 800 816 824 841

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go 32M]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x800"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x800"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
# InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
Old 01-08-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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Can you post the output of 'ls -al /dev/input/mice'?
Old 01-08-2005, 06:08 PM   #3
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Originally posted by linuxgeekery
Can you post the output of 'ls -al /dev/input/mice'?
Here it is:

crw------- 1 root root 13, 63 2005-01-08 16:58 /dev/input/mice

Here are the entries in the /dev/input directory:

event0 event1 event2 mice mouse0 ts0

When I run 'cat mice' (or mouse0or ts0) and then use the touchpad I get output from all of them.

Does that help any?
I'm not sure what to make of it...

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