Re: Cannot get PS/2 touchpad to work on old laptop
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Jörg-Volker Peetz <email@example.com> wrote:
> Bob Cox wrote:
>> I have one small problem with a Debian install on with a very old laptop
>> (P266, 64MB, 800x600) which is badged as a 'Lifetec' but is really a
>> Twinhead Slimnote 9TE. It has a touchpad, or 'pointing device', as the
>> manufacturer calls it, which the spec says is a "TwinTouch II". It
>> originally ran Windows 98 perfectly acceptably.
>> So far, all I have found which looks useful are the following two lines
>> in dmesg:
>> PNP: PS/2 Controller [PNP0303,PNP0f13] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
>> mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
>> lsmod showed no obvious mouse module present, so I have done modprobe
>> psmouse and then tried again with gpm, but without success.
>> I would be grateful for any suggestions regarding what to try next
>> Many TIA
> What is the content of the file /proc/bus/input/devices? Try
> cat /proc/bus/input/devices
> and look for mouse or touchpad.
Hi Jörg-Volker and thanks for the suggestion. The only devices listed
are the keyboard and the PC speaker.
(As a matter of interest, I then tried plugging in a USB mouse. This was
in console mode with gpm running. gpm immediately started working and
re-checking /proc/bus/input/devices showed the USB mouse added to the
list of devices).
Bob Cox. Stoke Gifford, near Bristol, UK.