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#1 2012-05-25 05:21:42

siriusb
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HP ProBook touchpad

Hi,

I'm wondering whether it's possible to get all the funcions work on the touchpad. The synaptic driver in the official repo is good, but I kind of miss the extra functions.
HP provides two rpm packages for Suse Linux Enterpise Desktop 11.

The first:

This package provides the driver that enables the Synaptics TouchPad in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The driver enables general touchpad functionality (for example double-tap and scroll) and provides a user interface.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te … 135&mode=3

And the other:

This package contains the Synaptics Touchpad driver for supported notebooks with supported operating systems. The driver provides advanced features such as PalmCheck, EdgeMotion, tap zones, double-tap, and tap-to-select.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/Te … ob-93209-1

So what do you think, is it possible? I extracted the packages and tried to copy the files to the appropriate locations (at least what I thought appropriate).

Thank you.

Last edited by siriusb (2012-05-25 15:12:55)

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#2 2012-05-25 23:28:05

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Don't mess up your system with those RPMs, you already have all the drivers you need in Arch. First install latest xf86-input-synaptics.
Then update your synaptics configuration in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. Look at my own http://sysphere.org/~anrxc/j/articles/p … ptics.conf you can find more tunable options in man synaptics.

If you want to handle more multi touch gestures like pinch and zoom check this project http://code.google.com/p/touchegg/


You need to install an RTFM interface.

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#3 2012-06-02 20:57:35

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

yes, official package already offers every feature provided by RPMs


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#4 2012-06-03 07:41:52

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

And what about enable/disable touchpad with top left corner doubletap? Not working for me.
With synclient LEDStatus=1 led won't be on as well.

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#5 2012-06-03 20:22:11

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

The LED support didn't yet enter the official driver but you can get it in AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=57575
Also if you want the LED to actually light up you can get support for the kernel psmouse driver in AUR too: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=49284


P.S since you have a ProBook, just like me, there is a small chance xf86-input-synaptics-led doesn't enable your LED out of the box,
but it's easily fixable, just read my comment and patch on the AUR package page.


You need to install an RTFM interface.

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#6 2012-06-04 10:04:16

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

I have those packages. I read your article but I don't know what other fixes you are talking about. Could you please elaborate?

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#7 2012-06-05 00:18:57

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Oh, sure

...so on my ProBook this check fails in 0001-Add-the-embedded-LED-support.patch even though file exists, is readable, and has proper contents:
priv->synpara.has_led = !access(SYNAPTICS_LED_SYS_FILE, W_OK);

So I simply force LED detection in the patch then build the package again:
priv->synpara.has_led = 1;


You need to install an RTFM interface.

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#8 2012-06-06 14:05:22

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Well, I applied you trick, still don't have led, but disabling/enabling touchpad with double click works now. Thanks.

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#9 2012-06-06 15:34:40

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

so, add [solved] in the thread title, if it's solved....


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#10 2012-06-06 15:41:46

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

@nTia89
Thanks for your really constructive post. Do you have anything else to say sometimes? If you'd take the effort to read this very topic what'd you think? Is it solved?

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#11 2012-06-07 00:29:58

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

That's about as far as I can help you. Make sure synaptics-led is installed
$ modinfo psmouse
filename:       /lib/modules/3.3.7-1-ARCH/extramodules/psmouse.ko.gz

... if it's installed and loaded and LED doesn't light up you will have to get support for your device into the patch.


You need to install an RTFM interface.

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#12 2012-06-08 18:02:37

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Package installed. Well, it'd be good to have that visual feedback, but I think I'll suspend this issue for the time being.

Thank you for your kind help. It's a huge help for a newbie laptop user like me. I may bother you again if I can't fire up the pinch/zoom gesture. Hopefully I'll have time to deal with it in the weekend. Anyway, Ill certainly post back with the result.

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#13 2012-06-09 23:50:25

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

I don't know how I forgot this, but that same sysfs file which causes problems for LED detection can be used to light up the LED. Maybe it's worth something in an attempt to try and narrow down the problem:

root:# echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/psmouse::synaptics/brightness

Last edited by anrxc (2012-06-09 23:50:55)


You need to install an RTFM interface.

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#14 2012-06-14 12:55:55

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Seems there's no such file as psmouse:

[root@hparch /]# ls -l /sys/class/leds/
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jun 14 14:51 ath9k-phy0 -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.3/0000:25:00.0/leds/ath9k-phy0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jun 14 14:51 hp::hddprotect -> ../../devices/virtual/leds/hp::hddprotect
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 Jun 14 14:51 mmc0:: -> ../../devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.2/0000:24:00.0/leds/mmc0::

For the record, my packages:

[root@hparch /]# pacman -Qsq synaptics
synaptics-led
xf86-input-synaptics-led

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#15 2012-06-14 13:04:54

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Try to search elsewhere since kernel could changed the location


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#16 2012-06-14 17:02:51

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

find /sys/ -iname '*psmouse*' returns nothing. Other idea?

Man, I can't believe it. I'm exhausted all right, but to what extent? I searched /sys on my desktop computer. roll

$ find /sys/ -iname '*psmouse*'
/sys/bus/serio/drivers/psmouse
/sys/module/psmouse
/sys/module/psmouse/drivers/serio:psmouse

Last edited by siriusb (2012-06-14 17:12:37)

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#17 2012-06-15 02:30:52

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

That would explain why xf86-input-synaptics-led failed to turn it on. From my dmesg:
[    8.330177] synaptics: support LED control
[    8.330225] Registered led device: psmouse::synaptics


Try asking the maintainer of synaptics-led package is he has any idea how to get the device detected.


You need to install an RTFM interface.

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#18 2012-07-09 18:39:01

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Can't get mine to work.
I have the same locations for psmouse

/sys/bus/serio/drivers/psmouse
/sys/module/psmouse
/sys/module/psmouse/drivers/serio:psmouse

I don't get where I have to add the "priv->synpara.has_led = 1" .

Some help would be appreciated, thanks.


Edit; I am now able to double tap and disable it, but the led does not turn on.

Last edited by archie0 (2012-07-09 20:04:14)

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#19 2012-07-17 18:44:03

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Have a look at the post before yours. These lines are not im my dmesg. I think we have the same problem. I'd like to resolve it but I haven't got enough time yet and I may lack the necessary competency.

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#20 2012-09-20 08:43:14

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Hey OP. Did you manage to fix this?

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#21 2012-09-20 10:25:00

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Partially. I had to use anrxc's hack:

priv->synpara.has_led = 1;

Led doesn't work but I can switch off the touchpad. I wanted to report it to the maintainer, but I wasn't sure where I should have, so that's all.

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#22 2015-01-13 06:53:32

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

My laptop is HP g4 2318tx. Same problem.
I tried to install the packages from AUR, but even can not make the switch work.

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#23 2015-01-13 14:40:24

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Re: HP ProBook touchpad

Hi callofdutyops, please don't bump old threads. Forum Etquette: Old Threads / Necro-Bumping
Closing.


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