Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121700
pad mouse (in Laptop) inactive if booting with USB mouse
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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Description of problem:
Probably the wrong component (xorg), but I have no clue which is the
With HP Compaq nx 9000 laptop and USB mouse connected, the pad mouse
(the one on the laptop) as well as the laptop's left and right click
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attach USB mouse
3. Try to use the laptop's pad mouse and mouse buttons
Actual Results: nothing happens
Expected Results: mouse behavior
workaround: Unplag USB mouse, Boot, Plug USB mouse.
Are you sure your BIOS is set to not autodisable built in
pointers when an external mouse is connected? I suggest you check your
BIOS. Otherwise, this is probably a kernel level issue and not xorg.
There is no (ok, I havn't seen any) option like that in the BIOS.
Also, notice that the external mouse is a USB mouse. Can the BIOS know
whats goes through the USB?
Lately there has been quite a few bugfixes in the kernel input code,
which is where this stuff is handled. Could you try to update to a
recent kernel and see if that fixes the problem?
The problem is fixed now. Not only the mouse pad is working, also the
enable/disable button (on the laptop, near the pad) actually enables
and disables the mouse pad, as it should.
Running kernel linux-126.96.36.199
Setting status to "RAWHIDE" kernel.