Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 616243
Trackpad on Dell Precision M4500 not recognized
Last modified: 2010-11-02 08:08:18 EDT
Description of problem:
The trackpad of Dell Precision M4500 is not recognized as such, but instead, as a PS/2 Generic Mouse, thus it is not possible to use scrolling ...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Might be linked to Bug #590880 however I do not have the technical knowledge to make the checks, debug the module and retrieve the device code.
The trackpad and track stick have basic mouse functionalities and are not
visible via synclient.
# synclient -l
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
# grep ALPS /var/log/Xorg.0.log
This patch has been added upstream:
(In reply to comment #1)
> This patch has been added upstream:
That patch is not even in input.git yet.
I've just applied the patch referenced in comment #2 to kernel-184.108.40.206-47.fc13.src.rpm, and it works fine for me on my DELL Precision M4500, enabling the scrolling functions.
Having said that, and now having gone through a suspend/resume cycle, the mouse pointer went crazy on resume, so I don't think it's quite there yet.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 590880 ***