Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 823733
Fedora 17 installer and X-Windows does not detect Lenovo Synaptic mouse
Last modified: 2012-05-22 08:00:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Lenovo Synaptic mouse on laptop was detected and was operational when booted from DVD or when system was booted and in X-Windows. This laptop Lenovo w510 was previously installed with F13 and F16 successfully.
With F17, the mouse was not detected at install time, during reboot or during Gnome 3.4 X-Windows.
I installed the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.6.1-1.fc17.x86_64.rpm and the synaptic mouse is still not detected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 17 Beta
Synaptic mouse has the following parts:-
a. 'moveable nipple'
b. synaptic area to move finger
c. two separate sets of mouse buttons: 1 x 3-button + 1 x 2-button
None of the three methods are operational
- I have a disk with F16 & F13 and they both work with this laptop today, eliminating hardware detection.
a. Restarted installation 2 times
b. Installed synaptics package and logged out/in 2 times
c. Rebooted laptop 2 times
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert Fedora 17 Beta DVD and boot from DVD, mouse is not detected
2. Install synaptics package and mouse is still not detected
3. I atached USB mouse and I am now able to manoeuver, but synaptic mouse is still not responding.
No errors seen or mouse not detected
Errors in /var/log/Xorg.0.log
My test machine, which I used to test Fedora 13 and Fedora 16, came back from repair for an overheating CPU, actually came back with a broken synaptics mouse.
I tested the machine booting up on F16, but not to actually use it.
After raising the bug report, I swapped in the old F13 disk, this session, and the synaptics mouse is still not working.
I am closing this bug report, as I cannot verify my original claim until I get my mouse resolved.
In any case assigning to more appropriate component, "synaptic" is a package management frontend and nothing to do with mouses.
To confirm, hardware issue with laptop post laptop fan replacement.
Hardware issue resolved and I can use the mouse with Fedora 17 :-
a) From CD
b) From Gnome Login