Pavilion dv6-3225dx under F14 -- mouse problems

gary artim gartim at
Wed Oct 5 21:43:18 UTC 2011

I've tried various drivers and distros -- had a driver working under
gentoo (xf86-input-synaptics-1.3.0). I thinks the clickpad is a
complicated device that has not been fully reverse engineered. SuSe
has it working to an extent. I had an envy which i sold because of it.

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Paul Allen Newell <pnewell at> wrote:
> Hello to all:
> I have a HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx that was installed with Win7 and I am
> trying to dual-boot with F14. I've managed to do that, but I am seeing
> totally wacko action out of the mouse (which is a touchpad with a
> movement area and two "buttons" below"). The long and short of it is
> two-fold
> 1) the right mouse button seems to be non-existent and, if there is a
> left-mouse action to be had, it mirrors that. But for things that have a
> distinct right-mouse action (setting the number of workspaces or pinning
> the terminal to the upper toolbar), it doesn't see them
> 2) even though I have disabled scrolling on the touchpad, if I put two
> fingers on the touchpad, it goes shooting all over the place (detailed
> exam indicates it is getting a continuous y change and I can't figure
> out what the x is doing)
> I googled the machines and didn't see anything above and beyond hp not
> having any drivers other than Win7. I looked into firmware under fedora
> and didn't see anything for touchpads. When I did the initial install,
> F14 barked about needing a firmware update, but that vanished once I did
> a yum update.
> I am not seeing any other problems with the install, but can't test too
> far with a mouse that seems to like
> "pick-drug-of-your-choice-so-long-as-it-is-an-upper"
> Suggestions? ... I would hate to have to give up on a Fedora capability
> for this machine as I want to do a dual-boot so I can eventually move to
> "dumping" Windows.
> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
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