Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva
User Name
Mandriva This Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-08-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: CT, USA
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mandrake 10 CE Compaq Laptop Touchpad Mouse Issue

Hey all,

I had Mandrake 9.2 on an old Compaq Presario 1685 which ran well. I was surprised when I installed 9.2 that it recognized the model and set itself up accordingly. Apparently thatís a feature/service yet to be added to 10.0 Community. I upgraded to 10 because I heard the new kernel was faster and I had some recurring errors in 9.2.

I did a fresh install of 10.0 on this Presario 1685. During most of the setup the touchpad mouse was fine, once a driver was chosen for it (tried ps2 generic, ps2 generic mouse wheel, and universal) functionality became entirely batty, the mouse flies all over the place, button seem to get clicked at random - basically unusable. To top it off, the Mandrake Update does not seem to be working.

Does anyone know where i can get a better driver for my touchpad? If I can't get this resolved, I'm going to have to go back to 9.2.

Old 04-08-2004, 12:28 PM   #2
LQ Addict
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Montreal
Distribution: Gentoo 2004 from stage 1 baby!
Posts: 1,403

Rep: Reputation: 45
look in google for synaptics touchpad (linux)

I don't have a link with me...but that's what I use in all the distros I've tried on my laptop (Presario 2110), works great, not too hard to compile or setup.

if you do a search for the above terms, you should have it within the first 5 hits.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Synaptics touchpad on Compaq laptop sydonn Linux - Hardware 5 12-19-2005 12:56 AM
Mandrake 10 - mouse issue on Acer laptop Marinero Linux - Hardware 1 03-30-2005 12:10 AM
mouse wheel +laptop touchpad Palamides Slackware 6 02-27-2005 01:34 AM
touchpad mouse + usb mouse on laptop guild Libranet 1 11-28-2003 10:42 AM
laptop configure mouse and touchpad neilcpp Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 11-16-2003 08:19 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:01 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration