Bug 122314 - Hotplug does not notice Apple trackpad
Hotplug does not notice Apple trackpad
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hotplug (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-05-02 21:21 EDT by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:44 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-31 20:32:58 EDT
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2004-05-02 21:21:49 EDT
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Gecko/20040422 Epiphany/1.1.12

Description of problem:
The Linux kernel treats the trackpad on my iBook as an Apple Desktop
Bus device, supported by the mousedev driver.  Since it is not a USB
device, hotplug does not recognize it.  The result is that the
mousedev kernel module is not loaded when I boot my iBook without a
USB mouse attached and X does not start.

This may actually need to be fixed in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.  For old
kernel versions, /etc/rc.d/sysinit inserts mousedev manually.  For
recent kernels, however, sysinit depends on hotplug to load mousedev.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot with no USB mouse connected to my iBook.  The mousedev module
is not loaded and X fails to load.  If I insert the mousedev module by
hand X starts fine.

2.  Boot with a USB mouse plugged in.  In this case the mousedev
driver is inserted on booting and X starts fine.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Colin Charles 2004-08-29 20:11:41 EDT
What iBook is this? G3/G4 and if G3, which generation? /proc/cpuinfo
details would be good, if you're unsure

Also, is this still a bug with Rawhide latest?

(because I have tested on a iBook g3 2.2 and an iBook g4, and it seems
to all "just work")
Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2004-08-31 20:32:58 EDT
Yes, this is still the case.  However, I just learned (correct me if
I'm wrong) that the Red Hat kernel does not compile mousedev as a
module.  So, there is no need for hotplug to load mousedev in this case.

I use a custom kernel and my mousedev driver is compiled as a module.
 I suppose that this means that this is not a bug.
Comment 3 Colin Charles 2004-09-01 10:43:02 EDT
Well, I'd really like to know what kinda Apple you're using, because
its not a visible bug for me (WORKSFORME)

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