Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 155185
new kernel upgrade 2.6.11-1.14fc3 cause my laptop touchpad to work funny.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:04 EST
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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
It is impossible to diagnose your problem if you don't give hardware details.
This sounds a lot like bug #155172. No way to know for sure until the reporter
adds some more information though.
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
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
Please confirm if working using latest FC 3 errata kernel.
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.
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.
sounds like that needs backporting to FC3.
FC 3 has moved to Fedora Legacy. FC 4 should resolve this issue.