Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506244
Kernel doesn't detect synaptics touchpad in F11
Last modified: 2009-07-20 10:03:50 EDT
Created attachment 348081 [details]
kernel-18.104.22.168-167.fc11.i586 dmesg output
Description of problem: synaptics touchpad doesn't get detected by the kernel under Fedora 11.
This is in a Samsung Q35 laptop. The touchpad has worked without problems as long as I can remember (at least back to FC7).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on laptop, wait for it to boot.
2. Try to move mouse using touchpad.
Mouse doesn't move.
This was originally bug #505779, which was against synaptics. I was told to register a new bug against the kernel.
The string "Synaptics" doesn't occur in /proc/bus/input/devices.
I'm attaching my dmesg in case that's useful.
Do you happen to have the boot messages from when the touchpad was working?
Yes, I do. All of the dmesg attachments to bug #242902 are from this laptop in previous Fedora releases.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/attachment.cgi?id=319462 is the latest one; from kernel-22.214.171.124-29.fc9.
I too having same problem.
However i find that , if i use DVD disc to install. not the live cd.
The touchpad will work!... until it finish installing and boot!
still work for 1-2 times then it stop!!!!.
Occasionally rarely sometime it will decide to work again.
left an right click work fine, it just wont move.
I now currently have carry mouse with me everywhere -_-!.
dump from dmesg
my machine is Compal EL80
usb 1-4: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0c45, idProduct=624f
usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=0
usb 1-4: Product: USB20 Camera
usb 1-4: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
elantech.c: assuming hardware version 1, firmware version 2.4
elantech.c: Synaptics capabilities query result 0x00, 0x02, 0x64.
EXT4-fs: barriers enabled
kjournald2 starting: pid 78, dev sda3:8, commit interval 5 seconds
samething happen when i install ubuntu 9.04.... something to do with these new kernel and the touchpad?...
My touchpad has started working again.