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Re: tapping disabled for touchpad under dell inspiron 600m

Very interesting and helpful.  1st thing is to say it works for my
dell inspiron 600m.  So this is a good work around...  So thanks for
the tip...

2nd thing, just to clarify, the option reverts the touchpad detection.
 Instead of detecting the toucpad as "ALPS Touchpad on isa0060/serio1"
by default under, now it does it as it did under 2.6.10,
"PS/2 Generic Mouse on isa0060/serio1".  I have no problems with this,
since it's the way it was working under 2.6.10, and I was used to

3rd thing, I'm implying from your reply that for some reason under
kernel 2.6.11 the touchpad detection lets say improved/changed from
just generic PS/2 device to touchpad.  However 2.6.11 kernel support
for the detected touchpad is not working yet, so it's disabled, and
the software driver must be used.  Why releasing unsupported kernel
drivers then (very interesting, it sounds like the release shoud have
been delayed until having the support)?  This also means as soon as
2.6.12 is realesed it must be tried so that touchpad detection and its
support is tried (that's the new/improved way of the kernel to deal
with the touchpad any ways), in case it comes out clean or not...  I
also imply all later versions of 2.6.11 won't solve this, only kernel
supporting touchpad or at least this one will be 2.6.12 and beyond?...
  Are my implied suppositions OK?  We must see also the change_log's. 
As stated in my 1st mail, I looked into 2.6.9 change_log, and it
doesn't say anything about mouse/touchpad drivers and the like, but I
looked into the 2.6.12-rc4 change_log, and it doesn't include anything
either, maybe the touchpad support will come later, after several

Thanks a lot,


On 5/15/05, A. C. Censi <accensi@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have the same problem with an old vintage Sony Vaio PCG-R505JL, From
> my research in the kernel lists, it seems that, for 2.6.11 maintainer
> selected to disable the hardware double tapping of Alps touchpad, in
> favor of doing it by software in the driver, as the kernel message
> says.
> Unfotunately it does not work well for most people like us, so in new
> kernel version 2.6.12, when released, the driver eill return to use
> hardware tapping. Until them you can try use the psmouse proto=imps,
> as suggested in the Fedora list (as an option to kernel in grub or
> lilo if psmouse is in kernel, or as an option to module, in
> modprobe,conf). In any way for me it does not worked !?!?
> On 5/15/05, Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, May 15, 2005 at 01:52:13AM -0600, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas <jevv.cr@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi !
> > >
> > > After having a good experience with linux- under ibm t40, I
> > > decided to use it under dell/inspiron 600m.
> > >
> > > The problem I found is that the touchpad doesn't tap properly.  Under
> > > linux-2.6.10 with same debian/unstable it does...
> > >
> > > Somehow it's possible to single tap, but no way to reproduce the
> > > tap...  double tap is not possible...  Annoying?
> >
> > I'm glad to hear I'm not crazy thinking my touchpad is acting weird
> > since i upgraded to 2.6.11... Though i've not investigated as far as you
> > did, and did not solve the problem. There are interesting informations
> > in your message to start investing, I might give it some try...
> >
> > Mike
> >
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