Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 851649
Unable to disable or adjust settings for touch pad on DELL PRECISION laptop.
Last modified: 2013-02-12 13:37:02 EST
Description of problem:
I have a DELL Precision laptop with touchpad and track-point integrated pointing devices. Both devices are working on 3.5.2-1.fc17.x86_64 but I cannot adjust setting using "System Settings" for the touchpad, neither can I disable it. All areas of the three tabs (General, Scrolling, Tapping) are greyed out and under "General" the "Information" box says: "Touchpad Name: Device not found".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.x86_64 v. 1.6.2
kcm_touchpad.x86_64 v. 0.3.1
Try modify setting through: "Application Launcher" -> "Settings" -> "System settings" -> "Input devices" -> "Touch Pad"
Steps to Reproduce:
what's the output of xinput list?
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic 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)]
↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Laptop_Integrated_Webcam_E4HD id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Dell WMI hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
Touchpad recognised as PS/2 generic mouse is a sign that the kernel does not set the touchpad into raw mode (usually because it isn't supported yet by the kernel). reassigning.
This is probably a duplicate of another bug we have open for lacking Dell touchpad support. What model number is your laptop?
The laptop is a Dell Precision M4700.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 812111 ***