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SubjectRe: pc_keyb.c
On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 11:08:47AM -0700, Chris Collins wrote:
> Hello Arnaldo and others,
> Is the Compaq Presario 16xx, Travelmate jumpy
> touchpad problem completly understood? Is it
> merely that fixing this problem would
> break other equipment?
> How can this problem get *solved*???
> Kernel? Driver?

It's a kernel problem. The 2.2.16 pc_keyb does know about a reconnect
scancode and handles it accordingly. However, on Synaptics touchpad, those
bits are used for a dfifferent kind of information, so the kernel breaks the
support. Unfortunately, a real fix is not easy, as the only way would be to
teach the kernel more about the protocol of PS/2 devices such as the

A small patch to comment out the RECONNECT support can be found on my Linux
on Laptops page

Kurt Garloff <> Eindhoven, NL
GPG key: See mail header, key servers Linux kernel development
SuSE GmbH, Nuernberg, FRG SCSI, Security
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