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SubjectRe: 2.6.11: touchpad unresponsive
On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 19:51:09 +0100, Miguelanxo Otero Salgueiro
<miguelanxo@telefonica.net> wrote:
> Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
>
> >On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 16:55:59 +0100, MIGUELANXO@telefonica.net
> ><MIGUELANXO@telefonica.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I just compiled 2.6.11 from 2.6.10 config using 'make oldconfig',
> >>activate new options to default values (i.e. set "main kernel lock
> >>preemtive" to YES).
> >>
> >>Booting X in new kernel makes my touchpad very unresponsive. I can't
> >>click any longer in the touchpad area, and the touchpad doesn't response
> >>when moving in small increments, so the whole experience is quite bad.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >If it is identified as an ALPS touchpad you can try installing Peter
> >Osterlund's Synaptics X driver:
> >
> > http://web.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/
> >
> >Alternatively you can restore 2.6.10 behavior with psmouse.proto=exps
> >boot option (if psmouse is a module add "options psmouse proto=exps"
> >to your /etc/modprobe.conf).
> >
> >
> >
> Yes, it's an ALPS touchpad.
>
> Ok, I compiled latest synaptics driver (synaptics-0.14.0) under the
> following conditions
> - Enabled CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2 (already enabled)
> - Enabled CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV (this one on purpose)
>
> I read README.alps so I tried patching the kernel with alps.patch as
> suggested. Looks like it didn't work because patch refused to patch
> already patched files. I gave a look at the patch and the kernel code,
> and they seem to be incompatible (maybe you need to release a newe patch).
>
> So I proceded without the patched kernel, installing the synaptics
> driver using INSTALL and README.alps settings.
>
> With plain INSTALL settings (no ALPS), the touchpad seemed responsible,
> but kind of slow. Simple or double click didn't work.
>
> With README.alps settings, touchpad feels a lot like in 2.6.10, thought
> the "acceleration" seems to be non-linear.
> Simple click worked BUT double-click didn't work. Horizontal/Vertical
> scroll and Click-n-Drag worked too, so I'm almost there.
>

There are more paches done by Peter in the input queue that should
improve ALPS tapping behaviour. Maybe Peter will add them to his
driver for time being.

>
> By the way, I'm using a Toshiba laptop (Toshiba Satellite A10), maybe
> you would like to add that to your supported hardware list.
>

Please let Peter (petero2@telia.com) know as he maintains the driver/site.

--
Dmitry
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