[TriLUG] Synaptics Touchpad and 2.6.x Kernel
rasch at raschnet.com
Thu May 13 15:42:43 EDT 2004
I have successfully set this up on my laptop using Gentoo. I'll share
kernel config and X11 config tonight. Took probably 3 days to get it
On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 03:24:55PM -0400, "David A. Cafaro" <dac at trilug.org> wrote:
> Ok, I'm just about at my wits end here with the new 2.6 kernels.
> They've done something going from 2.4.x to 2.6.x that seems to have
> broken synaptics touch-pads.
> I've googled my brains out, searched through bug-track on kernel.org and
> fedora.redhat.com, and still nothing works.
> I've got a brand new beautiful Sharp MM20 laptop which is incredibly
> cool. Just about everything works under the 2.4.22 kernel that comes
> with Fedora Core 1. The only failures are the internal Prism54 wireless
> card (the driver exists but needs a 2.4.23> kernel) and that there's no
> AGPGART support for the Efficeon processor frontside bus (So no DRI or
> 3D Hardware Rendering).
> The 2.6.x fixes those issues, but absolutely kills the touch-pad. No
> response, nothing. Searching around it seems that many laptops have
> lost their use of Touch-pads once a 2.6.x kernel is installed. Some
> have managed to get their's back, some haven't. I've tried Fedora Core
> 2 Test 3 and no luck with the touch-pad. I also rolled my own 2.6.6
> kernel and no luck there either. I've tried using the basic PS/2
> driver, the IMPS/2 driver, and even installed the Synaptics driver (and
> all the special XConfig that goes with it). Using the PS/2 driver, X
> starts, but the mouse doesn't respond. Using the Synaptics driver X
> won't start, it complains about there not being an Synaptics touch-pad.
> I have test the synaptics touch-pad driver under the 2.4.22 kernel and
> it works fine under there.
> So final question is has anyone with a fairly new Laptop with a
> Synaptics Touch-pad installed a 2.6.2> kernel and gotten it to work?
> Thanks for any clues.
> David A. Cafaro <dac(at)cafaro.net>
> Sys Admin to User: "You did what?!?"
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