You could, just like i'm doing, hold kernel upgrades so you don't need to
rebuild the package every time... Just a suggestion
On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 19:31, mike cloaked <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM, mike cloaked <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM, Paul Gideon Dann <email@example.com>
> >> Hi Mike,
> >> I have a Latitude E5520, and I suspect we have the same touchpad.
> >> This is the Kernel bug you'll be interested in:
> >> https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14660
> >> This is the patch I've been using to add support for my touchpad to the
> >> for the past few releases:
> >> http://giddie.homeip.net/alps.patch
> >> If you want it, here is a pre-built 64-bit kernel module:
> >> http://giddie.homeip.net/psmouse.ko
> >> You can keep it anywhere you want, and just "rmmod psmouse", and "insmod
> >> psmouse.ko". I'm pretty sure this will do the trick for you.
> >> Paul
> > Thanks Paul - I will certainly give your pre-built module a shot later
> > today.... and will post back to say if it works for me....
> Paul - I did copy your file and loaded the module but it failed to
> work - in fact it even stopped the touchpad cursor movement
> I returned to the psmouse-elantech package from AUR, built the package
> and then installed it with pacman -U - and hey presto it gives the
> correct behaviour in terms of touchpad tapping, as well as vertical
> scrolling - it will need to be rebuilt each time there is a new kernel
> until kernel version 3.3 is released but at least I now have a working
> touchpad on the laptop so I can live with the small inconvenience of
> rebuilding the module periodically in the interim.
> Thanks for the input.
> mike c