[FC3] synaptics touchpad doesn't work at all

Wayne Leutwyler wleutwyl at columbus.rr.com
Fri Nov 12 17:32:57 UTC 2004


On Friday 12 November 2004 11:52 am, Julian Mayer wrote:
> hey thanks for your fast and helpful answer ;)
> the sad news is it doesn't work (well i configured everything like you
> said and the pointer still doesn't move) ;(
> here is what my /var/log/Xorg.0.log has to say:
>
> "...
> (**) |-->Input Device "Synaptics"
> (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
> (==) |-->Input Device "<default pointer>"
> (WW) The core pointer device wasn't specified explicitly in the layout.
>          Using the default mouse configuration.
> ...
> (II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
> (II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/synaptics_drv.o
> (II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>          compiled for 4.3.99.902, module version = 1.0.0
>          Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
>          ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.4
> ...
> (II) Synaptics touchpad driver version 0.13.5
> Synaptics no synaptics event device found (checked 3 nodes)
> (**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
> (EE) Synaptics no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
> (EE) Synaptics Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics"
> (II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
> ...
> (WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
> (EE) <default pointer>: Cannot find which device to use.
> (==) <default pointer>: Protocol: "Auto"
> (**) Option "CorePointer"
> (**) <default pointer>: Core Pointer
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
> (WW) <default pointer>: cannot open input device
> (==) <default pointer>: Emulate3Buttons, Emulate3Timeout: 50
> (==) <default pointer>: Buttons: 3
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "<default pointer>" (type:
> MOUSE)
> (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard0" (type: KEYBOARD)
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: No Device specified.
> (WW) <default pointer>: cannot open input device"
>
> any ideas?
> thanks, julian
>
> > Here is the synaptics section from my xorg.conf
> >
> > Section "InputDevice"
> > 	Identifier		"Synaptics"
> > 	Driver		"synaptics"
> > 	Option		"Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> > 	Option		"Protocol" "auto-dev"
> > 	Option		"Emulater3Buttons" "yes"
> > EndSection
> >
> > Check the ServerLayout Section and make sure you have:
> >
> > InputDevice "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
> >
> > In the Module section make sure that you have:
> >
> > Load "synaptics"
> >
> > Hope this helps.
> >
> >> hello all
> >> i just installed FC3 on a Medion 5400 laptop (which has a synaptics
> >> touchpad)
> >> during the install i used a external USB mouse but since it only has
> >> one button i wanted to get the touchpad to work (which doesn't work
> >> per
> >> default).
> >>
> >> it seems it is really impossible to get the synaptics touchpad working
> >> on FC3, since kudzu doesn't see it at all:
> >> "python
> >>
> >>>>> import kudzu
> >>>>> kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_MOUSE,kudzu.BUS_UNSPEC,kudzu.PROBE_ALL)
> >>
> >> []
> >>
> >>>>> kudzu.probe(kudzu.CLASS_UNSPEC,kudzu.BUS_PSAUX,kudzu.PROBE_ALL)
> >>
> >> [Desc:           AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
> >> Driver:         ignore
> >> Device:         None
> >> ]"
> >>
> >> nevertheless i've tried the following:
> >> 1. adding
> >>   "Section "InputDevice"
> >>   Identifier "Mouse0"
> >>   Driver "mouse"
> >>   Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
> >>   Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
> >>   Option "Emulate3Buttons"
> >>   Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
> >>   Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
> >>   EndSection"
> >> to my Xorg.conf, but since /dev/psaux doesn't exist, it doesnt work
> >>
> >> i also tried doing cd /dev;./MAKEDEV psaux
> >>   but when i did "cat psaux" it says something like "no applicable
> >> device found"
> >>
> >> in /dev/input only mice and mouse0 exist, which both only respond to
> >> the external mouse...
> >>
> >> if i disconnect the USB mouse, mouse0 disappears...and no input source
> >> is left
> >>
> >> 2. i've also tried adding "psmouse.proto=imps" to the grup.conf, no
> >> success
> >>
> >> 3. select the "synaptics touchpad" in system-config-mouse and do a
> >> system-config-display --reconfig
> >>
> >> by reading fedoraforums.org posts i know that the touchpad worked with
> >> FC2, whats the deal?
> >> can anyone help me?
> >> thanks, julian

Julian here is my entire xorg.conf see if you can find the answers here:

One of the things to check is to make sure you have the InputDevice "Mouse0" 
"CorePointer" setup correctly. I am not 100% sure but I think both are needed 
for the touch pad to work. Let me know how your testing goes. I will look at 
some items myself.

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
	InputDevice    "Synaptics" "AlwaysCore"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the 
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
	RgbPath      "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "fbdevhw"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "synaptics"
	Load  "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#	Option	"Xleds"		"1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
#	Option	"XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#	Option	"XkbModel"	"microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
# or:
#	Option	"XkbLayout"	"de"
#	Option	"XkbVariant"	"nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
#	Option	"XkbOptions"	"ctrl:nocaps"
#
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option	    "MaxTapTime" "0"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x768"
	HorizSync    31.5 - 48.5
	VertRefresh  40.0 - 70.0
	Option	    "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Videocard0"
	Driver      "i810"
	VendorName  "Videocard vendor"
	BoardName   "Intel 852"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes    "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Group        0
	Mode         0666
EndSection


-- 
Wayne Leutwyler, RHCT
Sys Admin / DBA
Columbus, OH. USA




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