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SubjectRe: [patch] Synaptics touchpad with Trackpoint needs ps/2 reset
Hi Arne,

On Wednesday, 26 March 2003, Niels den Otter wrote:
> On Tuesday, 25 March 2003, Arne Koewing wrote:
> > I recently posted this to linux-kernel (with a different subject) I
> > had included a wrong ptch there, i think this one is ok.
> >
> > As some people before I had the 'Dell trackpoint does not work'
> > problem after upgrading to 2.5.XX:
> > That was:
> >
> > the trackpoint of your dell won't work until:
> > - hibernate and wake up the system again
> > - plug in an external mouse (you may remove it immediately)
> >
> > it seems that dells hardware is disabling the trackpoint if you probed
> > for the touchpad. A device reset after probing does help, but I've no
> > idea how this would affect other synaptics touchpad devices although I
> > think most devices will not complain about one extra reset.
> Thanks for making this patch available! It works really great for me
> on my Dell Latitude C400. After a fresh boot of the Linux kernel both
> the trackpoint and the touchpad now both work.

I found that your patch has not found it's way to the 2.5 tree yet. Do
you know the status of this? I still patch all my new kernels with your

Kind regards,

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