Bug 155212 - Trackpoint Disabled in 2.6.11
Trackpoint Disabled in 2.6.11
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 154728
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-04-18 01:42 EDT by Nicholas Andrade
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Nicholas Andrade 2005-04-18 01:42:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
After installing kernel 2.6.11-1.14 on my laptop (Dell D610) via yum, I rebooted and found that the trackpoint (and its associated buttons) do not function in 2.6.11.  The touchpad and its buttons still work properly.  To clarify, when I state trackpoint, I'm referring to the eraserhead surrounded by the G, H, B keys and when I say touchpad, I'm referring to the pad below the space bar (see the following image: http://www.notebookreview.com/assets/4028.jpg)


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.11-1.14_FC3

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install kernel 2.6.11 via
2.Reboot
3.Try to move mouse with the trackpoint
  

Actual Results:  The cursor will not respond to the trackpoint, and the buttons below it do no function.  xev does not return a response when pressing the mouse buttons.

Expected Results:  I expected the trackpoint to move the cursor and the left and right mouse buttons associated with the trackpoint to function.

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I have since tried recompiling the kernel from source (which I extracted using the FC3 release notes from the SRPM) however the problem still persists (I used my .config that functions flawlessly in my recompiled 2.6.10 kernel).  I have experienced this problem in Gentoo (which I also run on this laptop) with gentoo-sources-2.6.11-rc5 & rc6.  I have read in forums that kernel 2.6.11.4 on Suse does not have this problem (the user was on a Dell M70 which also uses a trackpoint and a touchpad).
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-18 12:38:53 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 154728 ***

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