Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 869478
Touchpad only works after logging in
Last modified: 2014-02-05 17:50:46 EST
Description of problem:
The touchpad on laptop only works after logging in.
On the login screen, I'm unable to select my user name and login using my touchpad, I can only use build in mouse buttons. However, once logged in, the touchpad works just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Not sure if the component is the right one, I just guessed that it might be.
How reproducible: By restarting PC and entering the login screen.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on PC
2. Allow PC to enter login screen
3. Try to select user name with touchpad - does not work.
Nothing happens when pressing touchpad (ie: does not then enter to the password screen after selecting username).
To be able to enter the login screen using touchpad.
Really not sure if I selected the right component
This happened on Fedora 17 Desktop Edition downloaded from
on Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 - PSAGDA-00K00R
Does this still happen or has it been accidentally fixed since?
Can you attach the Xorg.log file from one of the sessions? I don't think it's the driver though given that it does work after login. Might be gdm.
Unfortunately as I had posted this a few months ago I no longer have Fedora installed on this PC, sorry :(
Ok, thanks. I'll close this as CANTFIX, if you get a chance to re-test and see this bug again please re-open.
Created attachment 915665 [details]
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Also, apologies for not attaching the log files properly. I didn't see the attachment section until after I had written the comment - cheers.
sounds like this one actually http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1101912
Ray, does gdm set anything here? quick git grep in gdm didn't show any synaptics/touchpad mentions.
gdm doesn't set anything. We do run gnome-settings-daemon from the login screen session. It could be related to that somehow.
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