Touchpad problems with latest kernels

From: Luke Sharkey
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 09:55:47 EST

Dear Sir,

I am emailing regarding some problems I have been having with the touchpad on my laptop (a hp pavilion dv5046ea running Fedora Core 5 x86_64).
[ Here are the specifications for my laptop:]

Support for my touchpad seems to have gotten worse rather than better in successive kernels from 2054 onwards.

While on 2054 it generally works fine, On the latest kernels (2154, 2174 etc.) I have only to e.g. open a konqueror window for the onscreen pointer to start going funny, and jerking about (As happens on computers with v. low RAM). I know its not a RAM problem, as a) everything else works fine, there is no slow down of any of the programs I run, only problems with the mouse and b) I have just upgraded from 512 MB of RAM to 1 GB.

If I plug in a mouse, the pointer works fine. Though I would happily use a mouse, this is often inconvenient on a laptop.

Do you have any ideas what's wrong?


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