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Synaptiks - touchpad not found 12.04

Nigel Ridley-3
Installed Precise on my GigaBook netbook the other day and Synaptiks can't find my touchpad. The
touchpad works fine and a previous version of Ubuntu found it OK.
Synaptiks is asking for detailed info about the touchpad so as to let the devs know.
How can I find the info?

Nigel

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Re: Synaptiks - touchpad not found 12.04

Nigel Ridley-3
On 04/28/2012 07:06 AM, Nigel Ridley wrote:
> Installed Precise on my GigaBook netbook the other day and Synaptiks can't find my touchpad. The
> touchpad works fine and a previous version of Ubuntu found it OK.
> Synaptiks is asking for detailed info about the touchpad so as to let the devs know.
> How can I find the info?
>
> Nigel
>
Answering myself:

Found some answers and a solution :-)

nigel@netbook:~$ xinput -list
⎜   ↳ FSPPS/2 Sentelic FingerSensingPad         id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]

nigel@netbook:~$ dmesg
[   19.200104] psmouse serio2: sentelic: Finger Sensing Pad, hw: 13.2.1, sw: 1.0.0-K

nigel@netbook:~$ synclient -l
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

nigel@netbook:~$ cat /proc/bus/input/devices
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=000f Version=0000
N: Name="FSPPS/2 Sentelic FingerSensingPad"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio2/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input10
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event10
B: PROP=0
B: EV=7
B: KEY=670000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=143


It is a known issue that the Sentelic FingerSensingPad (touchpad) is recognized as a ps2 mouse.

A solution that is quite easy can be found on comment #3 on this thread:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1502560

Hope this helps others

Nigel

P.S. I did read one comment on another board somewhere that the newer 3.3 kernels recognize the
Sentelic FingerSensingPad correctly.


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