Bug 155185 - new kernel upgrade 2.6.11-1.14fc3 cause my laptop touchpad to work funny.
new kernel upgrade 2.6.11-1.14fc3 cause my laptop touchpad to work funny.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: synaptics (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Paul Nasrat
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Reported: 2005-04-17 16:20 EDT by juxhin sado
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-24 16:22:02 EST
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Description juxhin sado 2005-04-17 16:20:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
it doesn't left click anymore like it used to. i wold click anywhere in the in the square. now the left click works only at certain areas. and it has not the same sensitivity. i do no know what is wrong. the pad works fine with the 2.6.10770 kernel.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.just boot the 2.6.11-1.14.FC3 kernel and it wont work

Actual Results:  the 

Expected Results:  the touchpad should have worked fine

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-04-17 17:26:39 EDT
It is impossible to diagnose your problem if you don't give hardware details.
Comment 2 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-04-17 17:40:41 EDT
This sounds a lot like bug #155172. No way to know for sure until the reporter
adds some more information though.
Comment 3 Radek Bíba 2005-04-19 07:17:55 EDT
Yeah, the new kernel certainly contains a regression. My touchpad stopped
accepting clicks as well as the reporter's one. With the previous kernel it works
correctly again.

So I think this is a kernel error, not system-config-mouse, and I think this bug
is indeed a duplicate of bug #155172 and thus of bug #154728, my laptop has ALPS
touchpad too.
Comment 4 Paul Nasrat 2005-09-27 17:43:32 EDT
Please confirm if working using latest FC 3 errata kernel.
Comment 5 Radek Bíba 2005-09-29 03:08:33 EDT
Actually I use psmouse.proto=imps kernel parameter so I don't have a problem with
both touchpad and external mouse (well, it doesn't behave like ALPS then, no
scrolling is available, but I mostly use the external mouse anyway). However,
without this parameter (so using the ALPS driver) clicking using the square indeed
works for me with the latest kernel, although only in console, it needs hacking
xorg.conf to work in X using the ALPS driver.
Comment 6 Radek Bíba 2005-12-26 11:45:19 EST
Good news, I've got an idea to update to newer synaptics package (from fc4 -
synaptics-0.14.0-2) because there were some ALPS-relevant improvements in its
changelog and _everything_ works great! Clicking and double-clicking in the
square, even scrolling in X (with appropriate changes to xorg.conf), external
mouse works with this configuration as well.
Comment 7 Dave Jones 2005-12-27 17:47:55 EST
sounds like that needs backporting to FC3.
Comment 8 Paul Nasrat 2006-01-24 16:22:02 EST
FC 3 has moved to Fedora Legacy.  FC 4 should resolve this issue.

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