Re: Touchpad problems with latest kernels
From: Dave Jones
Date: Mon Aug 14 2006 - 11:15:37 EST
On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 10:36:14AM -0400, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On 8/14/06, Luke Sharkey <lukesharkey@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 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:
> > http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/ho/WF06b/21675-38187-38191-38191-38191-12319008-69074479.html]
> > 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.
> What kind of touchpad is this? Are you using synaptics X driver or
> standard mouse driver? Also I am not quire sure what 2054 or 2154 is.
> Can you please try vanilla kernels from kernel.org?
> Dave, is there a place where one can see contents of a given RH kernel
> (without downloadig and unpacking SRPM)?
There are cvs instructions at http://people.redhat.com/davej
A link to cvsweb is also there.
Quick version number mapping, based on cvs annotate kernel-2.6.spec ..
2054 - 2.6.16-rc6-git3
2154 - 18.104.22.168
2174 - 22.214.171.124
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