Did anyone else here upgrade from earlier versions of Ubuntu, or were these all clean installs? Anyone else try running it off a LiveCD?
2.6.36 kernel recognizes touchpad same as 2.6.35 =(
Doesn't work at all
Used to be all you had to do was edit the xorg.conf file, however this file no longer exists in 10.04. All you had to do to change it was just add 2 letters to PS/2 (IMPS/2) which usually enabled the scroll part of the trackpads. (Used to do it all the time in VMWare), however with 10.04, this is no longer the case. Anyone have a suggestion? Developers??
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On 10.10 I created a seperate touchpad configuration using xorg.conf which nullified the original configuration so that may work. Orion you can create an xorg.conf file by using this command:
If you get an error that X server is already active just change ":1" to a different number like ":2" or ":3".Code:sudo X :1 -configure
This will create xorg.conf.new in your personal folder. Then to edit it:
or from alt/f2 run application promptCode:sudo gedit ~/xorg.conf.new
To the "ServerLayout" section add this line:Code:gksudo gedit xorg.conf.new
Then create another "InputDevice" section. Make sure in this section that the identifier is the same as the input device in the "ServerLayout" section, ie if 'Touchpad' had a capital T there it must have a capital T here.Code:InputDevice "Touchpad" "CorePointer"
Save this as xorg.conf and move it to the folder /etc/X11 then reboot or restart X.Code:Section "InputDevice" Driver "synaptics" Identifier "Touchpad" EndSection
If it register's your touchpad it should assign the synaptics driver to it, allowing you to use the synaptics configurations.
Finally a good soul came up with a patch for the problem (at least on my Dell V13):
See the posts of Marcin and Lars Fehrs.
It is a little bit tricky - it requires compiling the kernel - but it worked fine for me.
Check to see if your touchpad is detected as such. If so then one of these commands should give the output of ID_INPUT_TOUCHPAD=1.
If you check all your input devices and none of them are detected as touchpads then try my fix here:Code:udevadm info -q all -n input/mouse0 | grep ID_INPUT udevadm info -q all -n input/mouse1 | grep ID_INPUT udevadm info -q all -n input/mouse2 | grep ID_INPUT
Please take note that the name of the touchpad used in the example is "PS/2 Generic Mouse". If your touchpad has a different name then you should use it instead.
Please let me know the results, good or bad.
Last edited by pi/roman; January 9th, 2011 at 05:01 AM.
pi/roman, I tried the solution you linked to and it took away all recognition of the device. I undid the changes and got it back...I see you said it may need to be tweaked, and it may just be that I'm not adept enough to follow directions or tweak it.
Also, re: compiling the kernel/fix from the bug report, I'm apparently not smart enough to make it work, I will have to wait for an easier fix.
Last edited by quik_lives; February 6th, 2011 at 10:07 PM. Reason: added
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found this link
but i have no idea how to
- Patch src/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c