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Re: Synaptics touchpad not found with plugged-in USB mouse

On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 10:40:40AM +0200, Tobias Kraus wrote:
> Hi ML,
> my synaptics touchpad works ok as long as I my USB mouse is not 
> plugged in when psmouse loads. In this case, the kernel reports that 
> the touchpad is found and everything works fine.
> If I plug in the USB mouse during boot before psmouse is initialized, 
> psmouse does not recognize the touchpad. When I plug it in 
> afterwards, both touchpad and mouse works fine.
> It is not a BIOS problem (touchpad is deactivated as another pointer 
> device is found), as the problem exists if I plug the mouse in just 
> after the kernel is started by grub, but before psmouse is loaded. 

Unless you made a typo, it IS a BIOS problem

touchpad is DEactivated as another pointer device is found
(emphasis mine)

This caught me once as well. The BIOS turned my USB mouse into a PS/2 mouose,
when it was found during the system boot. In turn, the real PS/2 mouse got


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