Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462894
Macbook Pro Touchpad is not fully functional
Last modified: 2008-09-21 14:06:38 EDT
Created attachment 317202 [details]
Xorg,/proc log details about touchpad problem
Description of problem:
I've a new Macbook Pro, installed fedora 9 , everything works fine except that the touchpad is not being detected by the synaptics driver, After searching for a while, came across similar problem which happened with a previous version of the trackpad. http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2007-February/msg01432.html
This also explains the problem with the appletouch kernel module http://www.redhat.com/archives/rhl-devel-list/2007-February/msg01455.html
I am not sure if the product number for my trackpad is included in the kernel source tree (attached file has all the required details).
I am currently able to use only the 'single click' in the touch pad. I couldn't find a way to do the right click, tap to click,... etc
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[~]$ rpm -qa kernel\* synaptics\*
Always. With the similar hardware.
Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 317288 [details]
kernel module for the macbook touchpads
bcm5974 dkms package for the fedora 9.
upgraded my kernel to the latest one in the rawhide (fedora 10) and got the touchpad working as usual.
The above dkms package builds the kernel driver for the touchpads on kernel 2.6.26 and lower. Somehow i am unable to get the things working on the 2.6.26 kernel.
That's a bcm5974 multitouch pad and needs the new driver. I don't think we can add that, it's too big and has four followup patches applied on top of it. It will be fully supported by the kernel when we update to 2.6.27.