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Old 02-27-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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Alps Touchpad issues for Kernels 3.2.7 and earlier.


Just a heads up for members that do not read: So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next? and are having Touchpad issues.

Look at: #268 for members that are having Alps Touchpad issues. The new kernel 3.3-r5 now IDs' the Alps better. I created a '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf' file and tweaked the 3.2.7 kernel. Plus did some investigative work that solved issues with my Dell Inspiron M5030 Alps Touchpad. Lot of work to get the scroll issues resolved. Plus got most of the tap issues working. I am still looking for some of the Alps & synaptics variables. Not sure if the queries are presenting all information, probably just the capabilities for each Alps/Synaptics touchpad models.
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It took me all weekend to get here (after hitting many other threads on several sites), but the solution you link to in post 268 finally got the touchpad working properly on my new Dell Inspiron.

Thanks so much for working this out and reporting it here.

Let me add that to apply your procedure to linux-3.4-rc5 on top of the linux-3.2.13 now in -current, I also copied over (and backed up) synaptics.c and synaptics.h; these provide the synaptics_init_relative(struct psmouse *psmouse) function now called by psmouse-base.c. (Alternately, I suspect that call could just be commented out, but I didn't experiment with that.)


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