FC3, Sharp MM20, Synaptics touch pad
fc-cornette at insight.rr.com
Thu Nov 11 23:48:52 UTC 2004
Satish Balay wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Frank wrote:
>>Satish Balay wrote:
>>>What do you mean? FC3 already has 'synaptics' driver included - so you are
>>>overwriting this dirver?
>>>[balay at n-gage ~]$ rpm -q synaptics
>>Thanks for responding Satish .
>>I tried the included driver without success. I noted that 0.13.6 was
>>available, and the release notes cited improved kernal 2.6.9 compatibility, so
>>I downloaded it, built it, and installed it. That all seemed to be painless.
>>>>(**) Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
>>>>(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
>>>Did you copy/manually create your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? The above setting
>>>is for FC1-ish X11 - not FC2 or FC3
>>>I would sugest running system-config-display - and create a fresh
>>>xorg.conf file - and trying again.
>>When I couldn't get the touchpad recognized, I installed using a USB mouse.
>>I have edited the xorg.conf to include touchpad support, as per instructions
>>I found from people who had successfully installed Linux on the same model of
>>laptop that I have. Of course they were not using FC3. If something has
>>changed in that regard I would sure appreciate pointers!
>>I have narrowed down my problem somewhat. The driver requires device nodes
>>/dev/input/event, but only 0 and 1 are present. I have created event2
>>with the correct major/minoir numbers, but after each reboot it is gone
>>again. Likewise I have done a "MAKEDEV psaux" and verified that it worked,
>>but after a reboot this node is also gone again.
>>Under what circumstances are device nodes removed during a reboot?
> Don't know enough about MAKEDEV (or event) - but the FC2/FC3
> change in xorg-x11 was:
> /dev/psaux -> /dev/input/mice
> And if you have multiple devices - maybe they'll appear as
> /dev/input/mouse0, mouse1 etc.
> You could try making this change - and see if it works. I thought
> 'system-config-*' tools configured 'synaptics' correctly (perhaps
During the testing phase, a change was made that allowed synaptics to be
configurable by running
The needed information will be inserted into the xorg.conf file. So you
were on the right track with running system-config-display on the
system. When X is restarted, the touchpad should work.
I seem to remember mention that this does not yet work for the alps
version. Checking the fedora-test-list archives might be useful to find
One nice thing on my laptop during the upgrade was that the touchpad
worked while upgrading. This was a welcome feature for the installer.
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