Continuing Synaptic Touchpad issues

Michal Jaegermann michal at
Fri May 20 15:37:05 UTC 2005

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 09:57:34PM -0600, David G. Miller (aka DaveAtFraud) wrote:
> ... I just 
> managed to get my Synaptics Touchpad working on an HP Pavilion zv6015 
> with test 3 x86_64.  The *really dumb* trick turned out to be to 
> recompile the kernel with psmouse as a module.  Doing a simple "modprobe 
> -r psmouse" followed by a "modprobe psmouse" is sufficient to find the 
> Synaptics touchpad.

I have no way to test that but in the case like the above I would
try to boot with 'psmouse.proto=imps' or  'psmouse.proto=bare' (or
even dig through sources for other possible values of this option).
It is quite possible that this would help without a kernel


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