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SubjectRe: [patch 0/2] Make the touchpad on the MSI Wind netbook work
On Wed 2009-02-04 19:15:40, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Hi,
> A MSI Wind (100) netbook landed on my desk with the comment "touchpad
> doesn't work in Linux but works in XP".
> It turns out that there are a 2 separate issues with this netbook that
> needed fixing
> 1) The touchpad requires the equivalent of "i8042.reset", which resets
> the controller before probing. (This is done via a DMI quirk in patch
> 2/2)
> 2) About half the time, the reset will fail the first time. In the
> current code, this is fatal and then also disables the keyboard in
> addition to the touchpad. Ungood. Patch 1 makes the kernel retry the
> reset upto five times before giving up (it seems the 2nd or 3rd time
> succeed for me), and also adds an option to not make such a failure
> fatal to the keyboard.
> I don't think this is a regression, but it is pretty nasty behavior
> (the machine is useless without) so it could be a 2.6.29 candidate...

Well, that beast was selling with linux preloaded, no? Or was it
another msi wind? In such case I'd expect old kernel to work... or
maybe some reasonable workaround somewhere...

(cesky, pictures)

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