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Fr33_z3
November 26th, 2010, 10:58 AM
Hi guys,
I have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on my laptop. The touchpad does not work at all. The pointer doesn't move and none of the buttons work either.

My laptop is a Sony Vaio - VPCEB34EN which has 3 GB RAM, Intel i3 @ 2.40GHz, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon 5270.
It came preloaded with Windows 7 64-bit Home Basic. I have used Wubi to install Ubuntu onto my hard drive on a separate partition.

These are the outputs of lspci, lsusb and lsmod. Please note that I have run them from inside the LiveCD, would that make a difference? :

lspci :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port (rev 02)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller (rev 06)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev 05)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 05)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan HDMI Audio [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]
02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
03:00.0 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e822
03:00.1 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e230
03:00.4 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd Device e822
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8059 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 11)
3f:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers (rev 02)
3f:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder (rev 02)
3f:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
3f:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
3f:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
3f:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
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lsusb :

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 12d1:1411 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0489:e00f Foxconn / Hon Hai
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6409 Microdia
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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lsmod:

Module Size Used by
ppp_deflate 3726 0
bsd_comp 4791 0
ppp_async 6778 1
crc_ccitt 1351 1 ppp_async
binfmt_misc 6599 1
parport_pc 26058 0
ppdev 5556 0
dm_crypt 11385 0
lp 7342 0
parport 31492 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 2411 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 217980 1
snd_hda_intel 22107 2
snd_hda_codec 87552 3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hd a_intel
snd_hwdep 5040 1 snd_hda_codec
rfcomm 33811 4
snd_pcm 71475 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 4588 0
sco 7998 2
snd_rawmidi 17783 1 snd_seq_midi
bnep 9542 2
snd_seq_midi_event 6047 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 47174 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
l2cap 37008 16 rfcomm,bnep
arc4 1165 2
snd_timer 19067 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ath9k 88756 0
snd_seq_device 5744 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
ath9k_common 5982 1 ath9k
ath9k_hw 292297 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
snd 49006 13 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,sn d_seq_device
ath 8153 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
mac80211 231541 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
soundcore 880 1 snd
uvcvideo 55847 0
option 13133 1
btusb 10969 2
cfg80211 144470 4 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath,mac80211
usb_wwan 9953 1 option
sony_laptop 29088 0
snd_page_alloc 7120 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
usbserial 33100 5 option,usb_wwan
videodev 43098 1 uvcvideo
bluetooth 50500 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
v4l1_compat 13359 2 uvcvideo,videodev
squashfs 25209 1
aufs 152358 4446
nls_cp437 4931 1
isofs 30022 1
dm_raid45 81721 0
xor 15136 1 dm_raid45
btrfs 489451 0
zlib_deflate 19266 2 ppp_deflate,btrfs
crc32c 2531 1
libcrc32c 887 1 btrfs
radeon 825934 2
usb_storage 40172 0
ttm 56633 1 radeon
drm_kms_helper 30200 1 radeon
ahci 19013 0
drm 168054 4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
sky2 45127 0
intel_agp 26360 0
libahci 21667 3 ahci
sdhci_pci 6339 0
video 18712 0
sdhci 15890 1 sdhci_pci
output 1883 1 video
i2c_algo_bit 5168 1 radeon
agpgart 32011 3 ttm,drm,intel_agp
led_class 2633 2 ath9k,sdhci
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Also, I use a CDMA modem to connect to the internet. I tried installing wvdial, but I got a message saying that the package could not be found. I then tried installing it off the LiveCD while inside Ubuntu, but it says that the libwvstreams package et al. could not be located on the disc.

I'm on the LiveCD now, and I managed to install it onto the memory without any problems from the LiveCD and connect to the internet.
Is it possible for me to install the packages from the LiveCD directly onto my harddrive instead of using it temporarily inside the LiveCD?

Can anybody please help me with this?

EDIT : Guys, my wireless mouse works. The transmitter uses a USB port. I'd still like to have a functional touch pad.

TIA,
Fr33_z3

IcarusR
November 26th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Is it possible for me to install the packages from the LiveCD directly onto my harddrive

Yes it is..

Launch Synaptic & go to Settings > Repositories, select the cd in the bottom of the window & reload repositories with cd in the drive.
Then you can search for the package you want to install.

When you get online you should install all available updates, this may help getting hardware to work properly.

This may help getting touchpad to work

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9315670&postcount=6

Fr33_z3
November 26th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Thanks, I'll try them out and revert.