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SubjectRe: ALPS touchpad not seen by 2.6.11 kernels
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:33:36 -0800 (PST), Johan Braennlund
<johan_brn@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi. I've had trouble with my ALPS touchpad on my Acer Aspire, ever
> since ALPS support was merged into the kernel. I've tried various
> kernels from 2.6.11-rc3 to -rc5 (including some -mm kernels) and none
> of them detect the pad. After sprinkling some printk's in the mouse
> drivers, it seems like psmouse_connect in psmouse-base.c is never even
> called.
>
> On the other hand, using earlier kernels (such as 2.6.9) with the
> kernel patch from Peter Osterlund's driver package works fine. In that
> case, I get lines like this in syslog:
>
> kernel: alps.c: E6 report: 00 00 64
> kernel: alps.c: E7 report: 73 02 14
> kernel: alps.c: E6 report: 00 00 64
> kernel: alps.c: E7 report: 73 02 14
> kernel: alps.c: Status: 15 01 0a
> kernel: ALPS Touchpad (Glidepoint) detected
> kernel: input: AlpsPS/2 ALPS TouchPad on isa0060/serio4
>
> With the newer kernels, there's nothing ALPS-related in the log. Any
> pointers on what to look for would be appreciated. My kernel config is
> at http://nullinfinity.org/config-2.6.11-rc5
>

Hi,

Does i8042 detect presence of an AUX port (check dmesg)? If not try
booting with i8042.noacpi kernel boot option.

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Dmitry
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