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#1 2004-10-26 15:06:22

alkat
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Registered: 2004-10-16
Posts: 27

touchpad on hp pavilion

hi,
my touchpad does not work properly on archlinux. i can move the pointer but i tapping and scrolling don't work. i don't where to start from to fix this problem. it used to work on other distros (such as mepis) but not with arch.

this is what i found with dmesg:
Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1
Firmware: 5.8
Sensor: 35
new absolute packet format
Touchpad has extended capability bits
-> multifinger detection
-> palm detection
input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1

is that of any use?

thanks,
.a.

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#2 2004-10-26 16:18:31

soniX
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From: Oslo, Norway
Registered: 2004-01-23
Posts: 161

Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

there is a package in the repo for the synaptics driver.
install that, and look at directions on how to use it here http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/index.html

there are also a couple of posts on this forum giving some extra hints that might help you...

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#3 2004-10-26 16:45:16

alkat
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Registered: 2004-10-16
Posts: 27

Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

soniX wrote:

there is a package in the repo for the synaptics driver.
install that, and look at directions on how to use it here http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/index.html

there are also a couple of posts on this forum giving some extra hints that might help you...

ok, thank you...
actually i only needed to pacman -S synaptics and follow the instructions showed during install. easy.

thanks,
.a.

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#4 2004-10-26 16:58:36

phrakture
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Registered: 2003-10-29
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Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

yeah mine is goofed for some reason... I have problems with the tap-to-click thing, but i hate using the touchpad at home - i use my usb mouse so i don't mine (zd7140 myself)

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#5 2004-10-26 17:03:09

alkat
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Registered: 2004-10-16
Posts: 27

Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

phrakture wrote:

yeah mine is goofed for some reason... I have problems with the tap-to-click thing, but i hate using the touchpad at home - i use my usb mouse so i don't mine (zd7140 myself)

sorry for you...

i am left with only one thing to fix on archlinux and then i think i'll never leave this distro... will i ever be able to have my digital camera to work in it?

.a.

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#6 2004-10-26 18:28:28

xerxes2
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From: Malmoe, Sweden
Registered: 2004-04-23
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Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

alkat wrote:

i am left with only one thing to fix on archlinux and then i think i'll never leave this distro... will i ever be able to have my digital camera to work in it?

follow the camera wiki and try gtkam,
it worked both in devfs and udev for my kodak,

good luck


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

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#7 2004-10-26 19:01:14

alkat
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Registered: 2004-10-16
Posts: 27

Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

xerxes2 wrote:
alkat wrote:

i am left with only one thing to fix on archlinux and then i think i'll never leave this distro... will i ever be able to have my digital camera to work in it?

follow the camera wiki and try gtkam,
it worked both in devfs and udev for my kodak,

good luck

done that but still no luck...

anyway, i'll give it another try in the next few days...

.a.

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#8 2004-10-26 19:40:09

xerxes2
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From: Malmoe, Sweden
Registered: 2004-04-23
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Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

ok,
some cameras can be mounted as normal usb sticks, could be another option to try,
I havn't tried it but there are wikis on that also I think,

good luck


arch + gentoo + initng + python = enlisy

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#9 2004-10-31 00:04:36

Bzillins8906
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Registered: 2004-10-22
Posts: 31

Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

A little bird just tweeted usb cardreader in my ear.......


My biggest problem is that arch is de-skilling me. All I have to do is type pacman -Syu everyday - where's the fun in that??
When I used rpm I could spend hours trying to make basic packages work... "robot5x"
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#10 2004-11-01 13:26:20

alkat
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Registered: 2004-10-16
Posts: 27

Re: touchpad on hp pavilion

Bzillins8906 wrote:

A little bird just tweeted usb cardreader in my ear.......

sorry, the little bird came late. upgrading to kernel 2.6.9 solved my problem.

smile

.a.

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