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    SubjectRe: 2.6.0-test2 has i8042 mux problems
    On Sun, Jul 27, 2003 at 07:13:26PM -0700, dean gaudet wrote:

    > this was a bug i reported back a few versions as well -- and i don't think
    > i received any responses (nor from the maintainer).
    > i've got a box on which 2.4.x works fine, but 2.6.0-test2 gets into a snit
    > when it's trying to initialize the i8042. i can get 2.6.0-test2 to boot
    > if i add "i8042_nomux".
    > the mux initialization code seems kind of ... wonk -- it seems to write
    > values to the registers then read back and if the value is the same then
    > it assumes the mux is there. that seems way too likely to be broken in
    > situations when the mux isn't there... it'd be better to be looking for
    > some value which is different after writing.

    No, it writes f0, 56, a4 and if it gets f0, 56, and not a4, then it assumes
    there is a mux.

    [This is a Synaptics convention.]

    What hardware do you have? And what is the conversation?

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