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    Touchpad doesnt work!

    Linux newbie here...managed a HD install on a dell inspiron 1100 laptop.

    i love knoppix...my wireless card works without any extra effort too...

    My USB mouse works but the touchpad doesnt work ...Its a synaptics one


    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL [Brookdale-G] Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
    Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0149
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
    Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>

    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #1) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24c0
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    I/O ports at 1cc0 [size=32]

    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB (Hub #2) (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [UHCI])
    Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24c0
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at 1ce0 [size=32]

    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB USB EHCI Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24c0
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    Memory at e0080000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>

    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 82) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=32
    Memory behind bridge: e0100000-e01fffff

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0

    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB ICH4 IDE (rev 02) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
    Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24c0
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at <unassigned>
    I/O ports at 2020 [size=16]
    Memory at 18000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801DB SMBus (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24c0
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 10
    I/O ports at 2000 [size=32]

    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Audio (rev 02)
    Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0149
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    I/O ports at 1400 [size=256]
    I/O ports at 1c80 [size=64]
    Memory at e0080c00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
    Memory at e0080800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>

    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corp. 82801DB AC'97 Modem (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
    Subsystem: Conexant: Unknown device 5422
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
    I/O ports at 1800 [size=256]
    I/O ports at 1c00 [size=128]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>

    02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0149
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 32, IRQ 10
    Memory at e0100000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>

    02:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller
    Subsystem: Dell Computer Corporation: Unknown device 0149
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 10
    Memory at 18001000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    Bus: primary=02, secondary=03, subordinate=06, sec-latency=176
    Memory window 0: 18400000-187ff000 (prefetchable)
    Memory window 1: 18800000-18bff000
    I/O window 0: 00004000-000040ff
    I/O window 1: 00004400-000044ff
    16-bit legacy interface ports at 0001

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Touchpad doesnt work!

    Quote Originally Posted by Whatsup!
    My USB mouse works but the touchpad doesnt work ...Its a synaptics one
    Any ideas?
    I found this page a couple of days ago it may help.

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    I found this page a couple of days ago it may help.
    u r da man!

    Thank you very much....

    works like a charm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whatsup!

    works like a charm
    Good to hear you got it going perhaps you could post the steps taken did so people searching the forum will know the solution if they are looking for this subject.

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    Good to hear you got it going perhaps you could post the steps taken did so people searching the forum will know the solution if they are looking for this subject.
    sure..i am a complete newbie!

    so excuse me if i posted something which is very obvious

    went to this page which was suggested by the page stephen mentioned!

    http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/files/

    downloaded the latest version which is 0.12.1

    then went thru these steps

    extracted the .bz2 file by right clicking it and doing extract here...

    went to the synaptics folder..and read thru the install file which had the instructions

    It was a little misleading at times..but good enough

    login as root in a shell

    go to synaptics directory

    Run "make install"


    Then go to /etc/X11/ and open XF86config-4 file ( The install file wasnt clear on this!..did some searching to find how devices are listed and came to know abt this file)

    Add/Replace in the InputDevice section for the touchpad the
    following lines:

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "LeftEdge" "1900"
    Option "RightEdge" "5400"
    Option "TopEdge" "1900"
    Option "BottomEdge" "4000"
    Option "FingerLow" "25"
    Option "FingerHigh" "30"
    Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
    Option "MaxTapMove" "220"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "100"
    Option "MinSpeed" "0.02"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.18"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.0010"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    # Option "Repeater" "/dev/ps2mouse"
    EndSection


    5. Add the "CorePointer" option to the InputDevice line at the ServerLayout section:

    Section "ServerLayout"
    ...
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    ...

    Note! You can not have more than one core pointer, so if you want
    to use an external mouse too, you have to set all mouse input
    devices except one to "AlwaysCore" instead of "CorePointer".

    Restart and it shud work hopefully...

    However there are more instructions in the "install" file in the synaptics directory



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