Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 841487
Synaptics touchpad not detected properly
Last modified: 2013-03-28 09:55:56 EDT
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Description of problem:
My hp Pavilion dv6 synaptics touchpad is being detected as a pointer by X server.
I have tried to comment out evdev touchpad catchall portion in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf AND enabling a synaptics InputClass in another file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-synaptics.conf, but no luck.
My problem is that I cannot disable touchpad with evdev. With synaptics driver, I could disable tap when required. Simple tasks like typing becomes very frustrating with the touchpad getting accidental taps.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
X.Org X Server 1.12.0
Release Date: 2012-03-04
uname -a: Linux nandan.localdomain 3.4.4-5.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jul 5 20:20:59 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
xinput list output
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ HP Webcam id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ HP WMI hotkeys id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
Random (Some times the synaptics driver loads fine (automatically) and I get output for synclient -l. But other times, I get
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
This is true whether or not I attach the external Logitech Optical USB mouse at boot time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot laptop
2. Check with synclient -l if synaptics driver got loaded.
Random experiences with synaptics or evdev driver loaded after loading X server
Synaptics driver loaded every time.
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lspci -vvnn output
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lsusb -vv output
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10-evdev.conf from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
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10-synaptics.conf from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
Device is recognised as PS/2 generic mouse only which is a sign that the kernel does not yet switch this device into touchpad mode. Reassigning.
Is this still happening with 3.8.2 in updates-testing?
This bug is being closed with INSUFFICIENT_DATA as there has not been a
response in 2 weeks. If you are still experiencing this issue,
please reopen and attach the relevant data from the latest kernel you are
running and any data that might have been requested previously.