Bug 869478 - Touchpad only works after logging in
Touchpad only works after logging in
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-synaptics (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-10-23 23:15 EDT by April
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:50 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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2013-02-01 05:45 EST, April
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Description April 2012-10-23 23:15:57 EDT
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.
Actual results:
Nothing happens when pressing touchpad (ie: does not then enter to the password screen after selecting username).

Expected results:
To be able to enter the login screen using touchpad.

Additional info:
Really not sure if I selected the right component
Comment 1 April 2012-10-23 23:18:48 EDT
This happened on Fedora 17 Desktop Edition downloaded from 
on Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 - PSAGDA-00K00R
Comment 2 Peter Hutterer 2013-01-29 02:28:48 EST
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.
Comment 3 April 2013-01-29 02:38:24 EST
Unfortunately as I had posted this a few months ago I no longer have Fedora installed on this PC, sorry :(
Comment 4 Peter Hutterer 2013-01-29 02:42:17 EST
Ok, thanks. I'll close this as CANTFIX, if you get a chance to re-test and see this bug again please re-open.
Comment 5 April 2013-02-01 05:45:27 EST
Created attachment 915665 [details]

(This comment was longer than 65,535 characters and has been moved to an attachment by Red Hat Bugzilla).
Comment 6 April 2013-02-01 05:55:49 EST
Also, apologies for not attaching the log files properly. I didn't see the attachment section until after I had written the comment - cheers.
Comment 7 Peter Hutterer 2013-02-04 01:06:36 EST
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.
Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2013-02-04 12:06:12 EST
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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