Re: tapping disabled for touchpad under dell inspiron 600m
I forgot to ask...
Once the the support is in the kernel, what are the options for
XF86Config-4 to be given? I guess there will be a diferent device
like /dev/input/touchpad or something, and maybe a different protocol.
Any one aware if something needs to change at all? And if so what to
change? I know is too early yet, but I needed to ask any ways...
On 5/15/05, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 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 22.214.171.124, 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 <email@example.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 !?!?
> > ACC
> > On 5/15/05, Mike Hommey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Sun, May 15, 2005 at 01:52:13AM -0600, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi !
> > > >
> > > > After having a good experience with linux-126.96.36.199 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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