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Bug#826018: installation-reports: Stretch Alpha 6 successful installation, but no touchpad during install

Hi Tim,

Tim Heaney <theaney@gmail.com> (2016-06-01):
> Dear Maintainer,
> My install was successful and I am very happy as described here
>   https://oylenshpeegul.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/hello-stretch/
> The only issue I've had so far was tiny. During the install, the
> touchpad was dead. I plugged in a usb mouse and proceeded. When the
> install was complete and I booted into debian from the hard disk, the
> touchpad worked. I didn't do anything to fix it.
> Thanks to everyone on the Debian team! The Stretch Alpha 6 installer
> looks like a winner!

Thanks for your report. Can you please attach your installer's sylog
file (maybe compressed) in a group-reply? It can be found under the
/var/log/installer directory.

> /proc/bus/input/devices: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=01b1
> /proc/bus/input/devices: N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
> /proc/bus/input/devices: P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0
> /proc/bus/input/devices: S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input2
> /proc/bus/input/devices: U: Uniq=
> /proc/bus/input/devices: H: Handlers=mouse0 event3 
> /proc/bus/input/devices: B: PROP=9
> /proc/bus/input/devices: B: EV=b
> /proc/bus/input/devices: B: KEY=6420 30000 0 0 0 0
> /proc/bus/input/devices: B: ABS=260800011000003

I would expect a synaptics touchpad to get at least basic support with
evdev, and maybe there's a bug somwhere to be fixed. But maybe I'm out
of sync with reality. :)

Also, wondering whether it would make sense to maybe have a synaptics
udeb at some point? Or maybe libinput will save us all?

Putting -x@ in cc for input (no pun intended).


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