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#1 2012-06-27 17:52:17

t-r-e
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Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

I Started this thread 2 months ago , at first I was asking for a solution and I didn't get one , So I repeated that thread on different distros forums but I get the same results because of a simple fact that there is no one have solution !! , So I realized that the best way to solve this problem is to gather our forces here so we can create a solution 

The Bug :  xinput-list shows PS/2  Generic mouse instead of  Alps touchpad  so multi-touch gestures is not possible ( Probably an unknown alps protocol )
The Effected Laptops : Dell Inspiron N5110 ,  Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875  , ......... (You name it)

Update 1- installing kernel 3.5.2 from test repos didn't solve the problem

Update 2- installing  psmouse-elantech from AUR (as wiki says )  didn't solve the problem it only made xinput-list identifies it as ps/2 elantech mouse 

Update 3- installing psmouse-alps from AUR don't have any impact

Update 4- installing extra/xf86-input-evdev and extra/xf86-input-synaptics  don't have any impact

Update 5- Here are bug reports links :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … bug/606238
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … bug/977063
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45201

Update 6- I contacted Dell ,They says it's Alps responsibility and i contacted alps , They says it's Dell responsibility  ( I hate those shitty formal replies )

Update 7- After Some Google-ing  I found that a developer managed to brake the unknown alps protocol on dell latitude E6230 which is very similar to our alps protocol , so If any developer owns n5110 please take a look at this  http://markmail.org/message/r62dimyqb6f … te:results  you might find a clue or a trace to brake that protocol


In the end please keep this thread alive as possible with every new finding , Suggestion ,workaround , possible solution until we solve this F***N bug

Last edited by t-r-e (2012-08-24 03:40:01)

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#2 2012-06-27 18:05:41

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

I don't have any such hardware, but I don't imagine that would be the right driver.

There is a psmouse-alps package in the AUR with "psmouse kernel module with support for alps touchpad".


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#3 2012-06-28 13:50:18

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

This Doesn't Solve It , It Just Made It Revert Back To Ps/2 Generic Mouse

Any Other Solution Guys ?

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#4 2012-06-28 22:59:44

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Trilby wrote:

There is a psmouse-alps package in the AUR with "psmouse kernel module with support for alps touchpad".

The ALPS patch has been merged into the mainline kernel 3.3, so the psmouse-alps package is now obsolete.

@t-r-e: Your laptop model is specifically mentioned in troubleshooting section of Touchpad Synaptics ArchWiki article.

edit:

t-r-e wrote:

...i read on the wiki that installing psmouse-elantech will solve the problem so i installed it...

ooops, I missed this at first, sorry.

Last edited by laloch (2012-06-28 23:05:49)

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#5 2012-06-29 00:29:05

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

come on guys , no one has even a suggestion ?!!!!! , i don't want to return to that crap called windows , but probably i will be forced to sad , i have been struggling for over a month
between  different distributions trying to solve this problem but no luck sad sad sad

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#6 2012-06-29 02:22:44

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Did you try the 'proto' parameter?

[laloch@uriel ~]$ modinfo psmouse
filename:       /lib/modules/3.4.4-2-ARCH/kernel/drivers/input/mouse/psmouse.ko.gz
license:        GPL
description:    PS/2 mouse driver
author:         Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
alias:          serio:ty05pr*id*ex*
alias:          serio:ty01pr*id*ex*
depends:        
intree:         Y
vermagic:       3.4.4-2-ARCH SMP preempt mod_unload modversions 
parm:           proto:Highest protocol extension to probe (bare, imps, exps, any). Useful for KVM switches. (proto_abbrev)
parm:           resolution:Resolution, in dpi. (uint)
parm:           rate:Report rate, in reports per second. (uint)
parm:           smartscroll:Logitech Smartscroll autorepeat, 1 = enabled (default), 0 = disabled. (bool)
parm:           resetafter:Reset device after so many bad packets (0 = never). (uint)
parm:           resync_time:How long can mouse stay idle before forcing resync (in seconds, 0 = never). (uint)

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#7 2012-06-29 11:07:16

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

@laloch : What is that " proto parameter "  ? , Sorry I'm still kind of a noob smile

Edit : After some research i figured out that parameter , any way i tried it but still no change

any other suggestion guys ? sad sad

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#8 2012-06-29 22:25:25

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Bump Bump

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#9 2012-07-23 10:55:17

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

i have the same problem like t-r-e, i had PS/2 generic mouse, then i installed psmouse-elantech, and then i had ps/2 elantech mouse, but still nothing works(gnome extension for disabling touchpad and scrolling etc), i can't belive there isn't solution for that sad

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#10 2012-07-24 00:17:48

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

source wrote:

i have the same problem like t-r-e, i had PS/2 generic mouse, then i installed psmouse-elantech, and then i had ps/2 elantech mouse, but still nothing works(gnome extension for disabling touchpad and scrolling etc), i can't belive there isn't solution for that sad

Yea Man That's Very Very Sad sad , I Had To Leave Linux World Completely Because Of That Issue  sad  , I Installed Thousand Distros , Searched Thousand Forums But No Luck , My Laptop Is Just Useless Without Touchpad So Good Bye Linux  sad

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#11 2012-07-24 04:50:38

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

t-r-e wrote:

[I Installed Thousand Distros , Searched Thousand Forums But No Luck , My Laptop Is Just Useless Without Touchpad So Good Bye Linux  sad

I've said it a million times on these forums, do not exaggerate!

Have you installed both extra/xf86-input-evdev and extra/xf86-input-synaptics ??
It was not mentioned explicitly -- I'd hate to say good-byes over something so obvious.


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#12 2012-07-24 11:43:41

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

ewaller wrote:

Have you installed both extra/xf86-input-evdev and extra/xf86-input-synaptics ??
It was not mentioned explicitly -- I'd hate to say good-byes over something so obvious.

I have installed both things, but still nothing.

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#13 2012-08-19 23:05:00

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Sorry to necro this thread, although it's not quite a month since the last post in here.

I have an Acer Aspire V3-771G-9875 laptop with an ALPS touchpad in it, and I have all the same symptoms as described here. I've edited every file pertaining to evdev and synaptics to try and force my touchpad to read as a touchpad, but nothing will fire. I have no scrolling, and tap-to-click is really freaking annoying.

psmouse-elantech produces no result, neither does psmouse-alps, I've edited the psmouse proto at boot time through modprobe.conf, with no result.

As stated previously, 10-evdev.conf and 10-synaptics.conf don't work, nor does the 10-synaptics.conf from the ArchWIKI pertaining specifically to ALPS touchpads.

Before anyone asks, yes I do indeed have xf86-input-evdev installed, and xf86-input-synaptics, and libsynaptics. Thoughts and suggestions, anyone?

-KruesephiikZ

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#14 2012-08-24 03:21:04

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

please take a look on the updated thread smile

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#15 2012-08-30 21:37:50

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

I have an Acer Aspire V3-771G-6650, and I've been experiencing the same problem. In hopes of it being fixed in a newer kernel, I've been using the mainline package, but as of 3.6.0-rc3-mainline, still no luck. Touchpad reports as PS/2 Generic Mouse, changes to PS/2 Elantech Mouse if using the psmouse-elantech package, and seems to be completely unaffected by any other suggested fix I've found (of which matches what t-r-e has listed in the original post as of this writing.)

I'd be happy to provide any information or help that I can to get a fix moving along. I could live without scrolling, multi-finger tapping, and the fancier features, but the tap-to-click is absolutely maddening with its absurd sensitivity. If my hand simply brushes against the touch pad, it will click, which can be incredibly troublesome when trying to type. But with it being considered a mouse, disabling its tap-to-click can only be done by completely disabling its ability to left click.

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#16 2012-08-30 23:32:03

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Same crap with Dell Vostro 3360. It had Ubuntu 11.10 preinstalled, and touchpad worked properly, but in Arch it doesn't sad.


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#17 2012-09-28 00:02:47

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Same issues with a Dell Vostro 3460

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#18 2012-10-01 18:33:24

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

I've solved this issue for my Dell Vostro 3360.

I've downloaded psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 from here: http://www.dahetral.com/public-download

Then I've downloaded alps.c from here: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=m404GW1G

and replaced old alps.c with downloaded one.

The I've built this module via dkms and reloaded psmouse module. My touchpad now works as it should.

This module contains reverse-engineered ALPSv6 protocol, so it might help other guys with other laptops.

Last edited by post-factum (2012-10-01 18:33:36)


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#19 2012-10-01 18:56:25

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

post-factum wrote:

I've solved this issue for my Dell Vostro 3360.


The I've built this module via dkms and reloaded psmouse module. My touchpad now works as it should.

This module contains reverse-engineered ALPSv6 protocol, so it might help other guys with other laptops.

can you tell how you do this two steps?
tnx

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#20 2012-10-01 19:03:07

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

To build the module, unpack the archive, replace alps.c file with new version, downloaded from pastebin, then copy psmouse-alps-dst-0.4 folder to /usr/src. Then run the commands:

to add module to dkms tree: sudo dkms add psmouse/alps-dst-0.4
to compile it: sudo dkms autoinstall
to reload module: sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse

Of course, you have to have dkms installed.

Enjoy.


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#21 2012-10-01 19:21:16

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

IT'S WORKING!!! I just removed psmouse-elantech and than do this.
Tnx man, you are the king!

Last edited by source (2012-10-01 19:27:51)

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#22 2012-10-01 19:31:38

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

source wrote:

IT'S WORKING!!! I just removed psmouse-elantech and than do this.
Tnx man, you are the king!

Oh, I just can google well smile.


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#23 2012-10-01 20:00:27

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Confirmed working on Dell Latitude E6430. The two finger scrolling and edge scrolling do not work exactly as expected, but they work nevertheless.

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#24 2012-10-02 08:56:30

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

Dude, PERFECT! Two finger scroll, middle button click and all now working for my dell vostro 3460! Thanks mate!

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#25 2012-10-06 09:20:22

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Re: Alps Touchpad detected as PS2 Generic mouse on Dell Inspiron N5110 15R

thank you, thank you, thank you

This has been driving me nuts for the past year.

I check every now and then to see if someone published a fix and today it's christmas in touchpad land.

I'm scrolling with my two fingers and etc like a mad man now. (I keep one finger pointed at Dell, that's the last of my cash they're seeing.)

cheers,
-reed

and, yes, I registered just to say thanks -- by the way, the rego uname thing is kind of naff; definitely a thumb in the eye for new users but they seem proud of that, so I guess that's the aim

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