Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 128365
"wheel mouse" laptop touchpad not properly detected
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:46 EST
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Description of problem:
My emachine M5310 laptop has a touchpad for mousing that has a wheel
slider to the right, that acts as a wheel for a wheel mouse. However,
FC3Test1 sees the slider part as part of the rest of the touchpad, so
I don't get the wheel mouse ... I'm trying to find system-config-mouse
... hmmm, I have it installed but it's not available under main menu
-> System Settings, which it should be. Anyway, it's detecting a 3
Button Mouse (PS/2) when it should be finding a Wheel Mouse (PS/2).
Changing this over manually using system-config-mouse doesn't fix the
problem, it still doesn't see the "wheel" part.
I recall this working in FC1 so I know it's possible. :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC3Test1 on laptop
2. No wheel mouse functionality
3. Open terminal window
4. Type system-config-mouse
5. Select Wheel Mouse (PS/2)
6. Add 3 button emulation
7. Save settings.
8. Still no wheel mouse
9. Close X down to runlevel 3
10. Type startx
11. Still no wheel mouse.
Actual Results: No wheel mouse functionality.
Expected Results: Wheel mouse functionality.
This is a 2.4/2.6 change in the input layer, I imagine it's not a
"real" wheel mouse but uses synaptics protocol on the wheel.
For completeness can you please attach the output of cat
The synaptics driver is going to be put in to FC3. In addition you
can try booting with psmouse.proto=imps, that should give you tap
click at least.
My apologies for taking a while on this, cat /proc/bus/input/devices
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=0000
N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
H: Handlers=mouse0 event0
B: KEY=6420 0 70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
H: Handlers=kbd event1
B: KEY=4 2000000 3802078 f840d001 f2ffffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
will now try your booting recommendation
You are correct, I now have tap-click with that kernel option, thanks. :)
Should work with what's there now.