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Re: Thinkpad Touchpad no longer works

On 16/10/09 22:30:54, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 21:49:34 +0100, Barry Samuels wrote:
> > 
> > SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad The /dev/input/event* device nodes
> > seem to be missing
> >
> > Just noticed something. On my desktop event0, event1, mice, mouse0 etc
> > are in /dev/input but on the laptop they are in /dev and /dev/input 
> > has
> > only by-id and by-path
> >
> > Is that significant?
> Yes, it is; it probably means that something goes wrong when udev
> creates the device node for the touchpad. My first guess is that you
> upgraded to a newer version of udev, and that it now expects some novel
> piece of information that your custom kernel does not provide. (IOW, I
> side with Celejar and Andrew in suspecting your kernel configuration is
> the cause of your problems.)
> Please install the newest stock kernel and boot into it; this will
> immediately tell us if we are on the right track. Once we have
> established that, we can delve into the details to find the relevant
> setting.

Installed linux-image-2.6.30-2-486 but sorry to report that there is no 
difference - the touchpad still doesn't work and the event nodes are 
still in /dev.

Barry Samuels
The Unofficial Guide to Great Britain

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