[PATCH 4.19 190/271] Input: alps - dont handle ALPS cs19 trackpoint-only device

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Jul 25 2019 - 11:02:19 EST

From: Hui Wang <hui.wang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 7e4935ccc3236751e5fe4bd6846f86e46bb2e427 upstream.

On a latest Lenovo laptop, the trackpoint and 3 buttons below it
don't work at all, when we move the trackpoint or press those 3
buttons, the kernel will print out:
"Rejected trackstick packet from non DualPoint device"

This device is identified as an alps touchpad but the packet has
trackpoint format, so the alps.c drops the packet and prints out
the message above.

According to XiaoXiao's explanation, this device is named cs19 and
is trackpoint-only device, its firmware is only for trackpoint, it
is independent of touchpad and is a device completely different from
DualPoint ones.

To drive this device with mininal changes to the existing driver, we
just let the alps driver not handle this device, then the trackpoint.c
will be the driver of this device if the trackpoint driver is enabled.
(if not, this device will fallback to a bare PS/2 device)

With the trackpoint.c, this trackpoint and 3 buttons all work well,
they have all features that the trackpoint should have, like
scrolling-screen, drag-and-drop and frame-selection.

Signed-off-by: XiaoXiao Liu <sliuuxiaonxiao@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Hui Wang <hui.wang@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Pali RohÃr <pali.rohar@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

drivers/input/mouse/alps.c | 32 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 32 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c
+++ b/drivers/input/mouse/alps.c
@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@

#include "psmouse.h"
#include "alps.h"
+#include "trackpoint.h"

* Definitions for ALPS version 3 and 4 command mode protocol
@@ -2864,6 +2865,23 @@ static const struct alps_protocol_info *
return NULL;

+static bool alps_is_cs19_trackpoint(struct psmouse *psmouse)
+ u8 param[2] = { 0 };
+ if (ps2_command(&psmouse->ps2dev,
+ param, MAKE_PS2_CMD(0, 2, TP_READ_ID)))
+ return false;
+ /*
+ * param[0] contains the trackpoint device variant_id while
+ * param[1] contains the firmware_id. So far all alps
+ * trackpoint-only devices have their variant_ids equal
+ * TP_VARIANT_ALPS and their firmware_ids are in 0x20~0x2f range.
+ */
+ return param[0] == TP_VARIANT_ALPS && (param[1] & 0x20);
static int alps_identify(struct psmouse *psmouse, struct alps_data *priv)
const struct alps_protocol_info *protocol;
@@ -3165,6 +3183,20 @@ int alps_detect(struct psmouse *psmouse,
return error;

+ * ALPS cs19 is a trackpoint-only device, and uses different
+ * protocol than DualPoint ones, so we return -EINVAL here and let
+ * trackpoint.c drive this device. If the trackpoint driver is not
+ * enabled, the device will fall back to a bare PS/2 mouse.
+ * If ps2_command() fails here, we depend on the immediately
+ * followed psmouse_reset() to reset the device to normal state.
+ */
+ if (alps_is_cs19_trackpoint(psmouse)) {
+ psmouse_dbg(psmouse,
+ "ALPS CS19 trackpoint-only device detected, ignoring\n");
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
+ /*
* Reset the device to make sure it is fully operational:
* on some laptops, like certain Dell Latitudes, we may
* fail to properly detect presence of trackstick if device