Bug 462894 - Macbook Pro Touchpad is not fully functional
Summary: Macbook Pro Touchpad is not fully functional
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-09-19 15:00 UTC by Naresh
Modified: 2008-09-21 18:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-09-21 18:06:38 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Xorg,/proc log details about touchpad problem (7.02 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-19 15:00 UTC, Naresh
no flags Details
kernel module for the macbook touchpads (23.13 KB, application/x-rpm)
2008-09-20 18:07 UTC, Naresh
no flags Details

Description Naresh 2008-09-19 15:00:47 UTC
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\*

How reproducible:

Always. With the similar hardware.

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Additional info:

Comment 1 Naresh 2008-09-20 18:07:31 UTC
Created attachment 317288 [details]
kernel module for the macbook touchpads

bcm5974 dkms package for the fedora 9.

Comment 2 Naresh 2008-09-20 18:08:59 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2008-09-21 18:06:38 UTC
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.

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