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Bug#648678: module bcm5974 is not being loaded on mac book pro

On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 22:06 -0300, David Roguin wrote:
> Package: linux-image-3.1.0-1-amd64
> Status: install ok installed
> Priority: optional
> Section: kernel
> Installed-Size: 100967
> Maintainer: Debian Kernel Team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
> Architecture: amd64
> Source: linux-2.6
> Version: 3.1.0-1~experimental.1
> Provides: linux-image, linux-modules-3.1.0-1-amd64
> Depends: module-init-tools, linux-base (>= 3~), initramfs-tools (>=
> 0.99~) | linux-initramfs-tool
> Pre-Depends: debconf | debconf-2.0
> Recommends: firmware-linux-free (>= 3~)
> Suggests: linux-doc-3.1, grub-pc | extlinux | lilo (>= 22.8-8.2~)
> Breaks: initramfs-tools (<< 0.99~), lilo (<< 22.8-8.2~)
> The bcm5974 module is not being loaded on a mac book pro with Debian Wheezy.
> According to 'lsusb -t' usbhid module is handling the trackpad making
> the multitouch unusable.

Please don't open a new bug report if you disagree with closing of
another.  We can always reopen that.

If I understand you correctly, usbhid can bind to the trackpad device
and should not.  Since usbhid is a class device (it works with most USB
'human interface' devices, but not necessarily covering all their
features) we would need to add this device to a blacklist to prevent it
from doing that.  We will *not* fix this by making any driver built-in!

Please send the 'lsusb' output for this system, and the content of


Ben Hutchings
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