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Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

 
John Bowden43
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Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

Hi. Ihave a HP 510 note book and I can not get the touch pad working. I'm running Mandriva Linux 2007.1 (though I have also tried Fedora Core 6), I have down loaded this lot:
May 17 16:17:15 localhost rpmdrake[7798]: [RPM] libsynaptics0-0.14.6c-1mdv2007.1 installed
May 17 16:17:23 localhost rpmdrake[7798]: [RPM] synaptics-0.14.6-2mdv2007.1 installed
May 17 16:17:24 localhost rpmdrake[7798]: [RPM] qsynaptics-0.22.0-2mdk installed
May 17 16:17:28 localhost rpmdrake[7798]: [RPM] ksynaptics-0.3.2-1mdv2007.1 installed

But to no avail. Watching the boot screen there is no mention of synaptics, so I'm quessing it is not being seen by udev and being inatialized. Any help greatfully apreciated
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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

Shalom,

Try knoppix or centos live cd version, boot the box see if the behavior is the same.

If the touchpad works on another distribution its a problem with your distribution. If the behavior is consistent it could point to a hardware issue.

I hate touch pads and immediately connect real mice to my laptops.

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John Bowden43
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Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

I have tried a full installation of Fedora Core 6 and the Knoppix live didro all with the same results. Ther is no problem when booting into Windows.
John Collier
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

Just a curious question, but would something like the touch pad come up in the output of lspci?

it has been a while since I have looked through one closely, but memory seems to vaguely nudge me into thinking it should.

Just out of curiosity, do you find anything about the touchpad in your lspci output?
"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." Stephen Krebbet, 1793-1855
John Bowden43
Occasional Visitor

Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

Heere is the output of lspci:
[john@localhost ~]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost john]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.3 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
02:06.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection (rev 03)
[root@localhost john]#

It is a PS2 connection so it probably would not show up on the pci buss.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

Ive seen general problems with Linux and touchpads.

The good news is I never use the things anyway.

I happen to be using Ubuntu 7.04 with a Toshiba Satellite laptop and the touchpad works just fine.

Suspect hardware.

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Steven E Protter
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John Bowden43
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Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

Who makes the touch pad alps or synaptics? I will download a copy of kubuntu and give it a try.
John Collier
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

I just got a chance to look through my lspci output as well and I also do not see the device listed. Funny, I could have sworn that I saw it in an output at one time.

Now I can't help but wonder which output I saw it in...

Sorry to send you down the wrong path, but at least it wasn't a command that takes hours to complete!

I think you mentioned that this is dual booted with M$ Windoze. What kind of description does M$ give you on it?
"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." Stephen Krebbet, 1793-1855
John Bowden43
Occasional Visitor

Re: Synaptics touchpad on Mandriva Linux

try lsmod. as i said earlier the synaptics touch pad is a ps2 connection. Used for keyboards and mice. Thanks for the help any way