Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445761
MacBook4,1 keyboard and trackpad do not work properly
Last modified: 2008-06-12 22:27:27 EDT
Description of problem:
appletouch can't recognize trackpad of the MacBook Pro 4,1
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up
2. /sbin/modprobe appletouch
3. Restart X
Appletouch does not recognize touchpad (synaptics doesn't detect a device, no
new input messages in logs)
Touchpad is detected
See bug 426574 - Maybe it's related?
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
The trackpad and keyboard problem are really one bug.
*** Bug 445762 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please post the output of the 'lsusb' and 'lspci -nn' commands.
Created attachment 305431 [details]
I did some more research and found this: http://touchd.sourceforge.net/
Looks like the touchpad might need some extra tricks... Either way, here's the
Created attachment 305432 [details]
I got to compiling and running touchd (http://touchd.sourceforge.net/) and it
worked very well. There were a few problems starting it (segfaults) and the cap
locks LED doesn't work once it's running, but I think it's a good starting
point. From what I've read just adding the device IDs won't work for the MacBook
4,1 since the trackpad doesn't work like a synaptic device anymore.
Bug 445762 seem not duplicated Bug 445761, someone in ubuntu forum has solution
for bug 445762 (fn key). https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MacBookPro/Penryn
I tried getting that to work, 'usbhid' isn't compiled as a module so
unfortunately that specific fix won't work for Fedora but if we can get that
quirk in to usbhid.c then it will work fine.
On the other hand, would missing the ability to control the backlight go under
hal, kernel or gnome-power-manager? If it's the kernel, I have the feeling it's
the same problem as the trackpad/keyboard and we'll just need to add a quirk or
(In reply to comment #9)
> I tried getting that to work, 'usbhid' isn't compiled as a module so
> unfortunately that specific fix won't work for Fedora but if we can get that
> quirk in to usbhid.c then it will work fine.
You can add this to the kernel boot options for the MacBook Air:
And this for the MacBook Pro 4,1:
keyboard patches are in kernel-184.108.40.206-34
oops, actually in 220.127.116.11-35
Perfect, I downloaded the kernel from koji and it works (almost) perfectly.
One thing I noticed is the F5/F6 keys for backlight control still report F5/F6
with fn or without it - Is this also part of the same bug?
Forgot to mention that F3+F4 (as in the expose and dashboard keys, not the
actual F3+F4 key presses) aren't detected by xev but no setkeycode messages
appears in dmesg either.
kernel-18.104.22.168-55.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9
kernel-22.214.171.124-55.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.