View Full Version : [ubuntu] Latitude XT trackpad not detected

April 10th, 2009, 06:25 PM
My Dell Latitude XT trackpad (an Alps model) isn't being detected as a trackpad. /proc/bus/input/devices lists it as a "PS/2 Generic Mouse", and consequently anything in userspace refuses to believe it is a trackpad (meaning I can't use configure it using gsynaptics, etc.).

I was on Intrepid, and then I upgraded to the Jaunty beta, but to no avail.

Has anyone had experience with a similar trackpad problem, or got their trackpad on a similar Dell model working?


Keeper of the Keys
April 19th, 2009, 11:57 AM
It seems from this page that the regular synaptics driver should work:
Good luck...

April 19th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Thanks for the reply. I know the Synaptics driver should work, but my system has no chance to use it since it's detecting the touchpad as a PS/2 Generic Mouse.

My question then, I guess, is how do I force it to detect it as a Synaptics touchpad?

May 3rd, 2009, 04:19 AM
Same problem here.

July 1st, 2009, 01:34 AM
Ever find a solution?