Re: Thinkpad Touchpad no longer works
On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 10:21:52 +0100, Barry Samuels wrote:
> 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.
OK, we can stop worrying about the kernel configuration for the moment.
Now I would be interested in some details about your misplaced event
devices; please show me the output of:
Also, let's check what udev is doing, with this command:
udevadm test /class/input/input7/event7
This will produce a lot of output; please make it available on
http://debian.pastebin.com and post the link here.
Regards, | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer