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don fisher 11-20-2009 06:15 PM

touchpad problem on 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade
 
I have a Dell 1721 with a synaptics touchpad. In the past I ave been
able to use the touchpad without problems. When I run the bootonly
Ubuntu from CD, the touchpad operates. After my upgrade to 9.10 I
receive the following in /var/log/Xorg.0.log

(II) config/hal: Adding input device AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.1.2
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
(II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 1.1.2
AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint The /dev/input/event* device nodes seem to be
missing
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/event9"
Query no Synaptics: 000000
(--) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: no supported touchpad found
(EE) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"

The events are mow in /dev rather than /dev/input/event.

Any idea on what is confused? I am new with Hal.

don


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Xandros Pilosa 11-20-2009 06:51 PM

touchpad problem on 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade
 
Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 12:15 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
> I have a Dell 1721 with a synaptics touchpad. In the past I ave been
> able to use the touchpad without problems. When I run the bootonly
> Ubuntu from CD, the touchpad operates. After my upgrade to 9.10 I
> receive the following in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>
> (II) config/hal: Adding input device AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint
> (II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
> (II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
> compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.1.2
> Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
> ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
> (II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 1.1.2
> AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint The /dev/input/event* device nodes seem to be
> missing
> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/event9"
> Query no Synaptics: 000000
> (--) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: no supported touchpad found
> (EE) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
> (II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
>
> The events are mow in /dev rather than /dev/input/event.
>
> Any idea on what is confused? I am new with Hal.
>
> don
>
>

Hello Don,

have you seen this bug report:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/+bug/442441

for some posters it was connected with grub issue.

Quoting Przemysław Kulczycki from Comment 31 for bug 442441:
<quote>
I forgot that I was still running the Jaunty kernel :/ After reboot the
touchpad works fine, lsusb works too.
Bug 202009 was the reason for my confusion - my menu.lst wasn't updated
by grub.
</quote>

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don fisher 11-20-2009 07:38 PM

touchpad problem on 9.04 to 9.10 upgrade
 
Xandros Pilosa wrote:
> Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 12:15 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
>> I have a Dell 1721 with a synaptics touchpad. In the past I ave been
>> able to use the touchpad without problems. When I run the bootonly
>> Ubuntu from CD, the touchpad operates. After my upgrade to 9.10 I
>> receive the following in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
>>
>> (II) config/hal: Adding input device AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint
>> (II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
>> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
>> (II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>> compiled for 1.6.4, module version = 1.1.2
>> Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
>> ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 4.0
>> (II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 1.1.2
>> AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint The /dev/input/event* device nodes seem to be
>> missing
>> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/event9"
>> Query no Synaptics: 000000
>> (--) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: no supported touchpad found
>> (EE) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
>> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"
>> (II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
>>
>> The events are mow in /dev rather than /dev/input/event.
>>
>> Any idea on what is confused? I am new with Hal.
>>
>> don
>>
>>
>
> Hello Don,
>
> have you seen this bug report:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/+bug/442441
>
> for some posters it was connected with grub issue.
>
> Quoting Przemysław Kulczycki from Comment 31 for bug 442441:
> <quote>
> I forgot that I was still running the Jaunty kernel :/ After reboot the
> touchpad works fine, lsusb works too.
> Bug 202009 was the reason for my confusion - my menu.lst wasn't updated
> by grub.
> </quote>
>
> Regards
>
>
Thanks. I added the edited the grub/menu/1st file to add
vmlinuz-2.6.31-14-generic as a boot option. Rebooted and all is OK. Is
there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?

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Xandros Pilosa 11-20-2009 07:51 PM

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Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 13:38 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
<snip>
> Is
> there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?

At first look (I'm not using laptop right now) you can:

System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> touchpad tab -> Disable touchpad while
typing

or in gconf-editor look for the key:
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled

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don fisher 11-20-2009 08:03 PM

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Xandros Pilosa wrote:
> Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 13:38 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
> <snip>
>> Is
>> there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?
>
> At first look (I'm not using laptop right now) you can:
>
> System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> touchpad tab -> Disable touchpad while
> typing
>
> or in gconf-editor look for the key:
> /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled
>
> Regards
>
>
Sorry, I am an xterm/cmd-line kind of user. There is a command called
synclient TouchPadOff=1
synclient TouchPadOff=0;synclient MaxSpeed=0.5;synclient AccelFactor=.2

Thanks
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John Abbott 11-20-2009 08:12 PM

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I have the same problem.* However when I disable touch pad while typing it resets itself.** I downloaded touchpad preferences and that resets itself.



I am unable to locate the configuration file you indicate.



On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 21:51 +0100, Xandros Pilosa wrote:


Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 13:38 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
<snip>
> Is
> there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?

At first look (I'm not using laptop right now) you can:

System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> touchpad tab -> Disable touchpad while
typing

or in gconf-editor look for the key:
/desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled

Regards






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Mike McGinn 11-20-2009 08:24 PM

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On Friday 20 November 2009 16:12:30 John Abbott wrote:
> I have the same problem. However when I disable touch pad while typing
> it resets itself. I downloaded touchpad preferences and that resets
> itself.
>
> I am unable to locate the configuration file you indicate.
>
> On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 21:51 +0100, Xandros Pilosa wrote:
> > Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 13:38 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
> > <snip>
> >
> > > Is
> > > there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?
> >
> > At first look (I'm not using laptop right now) you can:
> >
> > System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> touchpad tab -> Disable touchpad while
> > typing
> >
> > or in gconf-editor look for the key:
> > /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled
> >
> > Regards
>
I have good luck with synclient TouchpadOff=1

I have it set to run on ked startup.

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John Abbott 11-20-2009 08:28 PM

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Don,

That did it for me.* But now will that be required each boot?* I would reboot now but I'm downloading an ISO file for Edubuntu

John



On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 14:03 -0700, don fisher wrote:


Xandros Pilosa wrote:
> Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 13:38 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
> <snip>
>> Is
>> there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?
>
> At first look (I'm not using laptop right now) you can:
>
> System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> touchpad tab -> Disable touchpad while
> typing
>
> or in gconf-editor look for the key:
> /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled
>
> Regards
>
>
Sorry, I am an xterm/cmd-line kind of user. There is a command called
synclient TouchPadOff=1
synclient TouchPadOff=0;synclient MaxSpeed=0.5;synclient AccelFactor=.2

Thanks
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John Abbott 11-20-2009 08:36 PM

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I did entered synclient TouchPadOff=1 and the touch pad stopped moving the cursor.* But when I closed everything and then opened my mail client the touch pad was again active.* I appears as though launching any application enables the touch pad.* And now entering that line has no effect whatsoever on the condition of the pad.* Short of welding a plate over it I'm about to give up.



On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 14:03 -0700, don fisher wrote:


Sorry, I am an xterm/cmd-line kind of user. There is a command called

synclient TouchPadOff=1

synclient TouchPadOff=0;synclient MaxSpeed=0.5;synclient AccelFactor=.2



Thanks



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don fisher 11-20-2009 08:47 PM

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John Abbott wrote:
> Don,
> That did it for me. But now will that be required each boot? I would
> reboot now but I'm downloading an ISO file for Edubuntu
> John
>
> On Fri, 2009-11-20 at 14:03 -0700, don fisher wrote:
>> Xandros Pilosa wrote:
>> > Dne 20.11.2009 (pet) ob 13:38 -0700 je don fisher zapisal(a):
>> > <snip>
>> >> Is
>> >> there still a way to manually enable/disable the touchpad?
>> >
>> > At first look (I'm not using laptop right now) you can:
>> >
>> > System -> Preferences -> Mouse -> touchpad tab -> Disable touchpad while
>> > typing
>> >
>> > or in gconf-editor look for the key:
>> > /desktop/gnome/peripherals/mouse/touchpad_enabled
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> >
>> Sorry, I am an xterm/cmd-line kind of user. There is a command called
>> synclient TouchPadOff=1
>> synclient TouchPadOff=0;synclient MaxSpeed=0.5;synclient AccelFactor=.2
>>
I have the default set in my login profile. I think it comes up enabled
by default.

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