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SubjectRe: [RFT/PATCH] Toshiba Satellite, Synaptics & keyboard problems
On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 09:35:31 +0100, Juergen Quade <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 01:54:52AM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > If anyone experiencing keyboard getting "stuck" when you use Synaptics
> > touchpad in native mode on Toshiba Satellite type notebooks it seems that
> > lowering rate to 40 pps (which is roughly the same as standard PS/2 rate
> > bytewise) helps.
> >
> > Please try the patch below (should apply to -mm tree) and see if it helps
> > any. If not using -mm tree just use "psmouse.rate=40" or "modprobe psmouse
> > rate=40" to check if fix is working for you and let me know.
> I have problems with "no keyboard" since Kernel 2.6.9.
> I am not using a -mm tree and booting with "psmouse.rate=40" does
> _not_ fix the problem :-( (tested with 2.6.9 and 2.6.10-rc1).
> As soon as X is started I have no keyboard.
> My box is a Acer Travelmate 290 notebook with synaptics/alps
> touchpad.

Well, this one is pretty easy - make sure that you have a recent
version of Synaptics X driver and change protocol in your XF86Config
to "auto-dev". (most likely you wree using /dev/input/exentX as your
device and in 2.6.9 your keyboard and touchpad swapped their
event devices).

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