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kyPixel
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:38 am    Post subject: More problems with touchpad on pb 1.5ghz 12" g4 Reply with quote

Went through various guides on hw to install this beast... after some headache I got the synaptics driver 0.14.3 compiled and installed.

The problem now is that when I start .. or try to start X it says that there is no synaptics touchpad on the device, I've tried using everying I could in /dev/input and /dev/psaux, none of them worked.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this has to be your source for the appletouch driver:
http://www.popies.net/atp/

I use the 0.07 Version...

1. unpack it
2. compile it
3. copy over the .ko file to, where your other modules are
4. make a modules-update
5. change your xorg.conf file
6. modprobe appletouch
7. enjoy your touchpad :)


sample for your touchpad config in xorg.conf (from appletouch homepage):
Code:

Section "InputDevice"
                Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
                Driver          "synaptics"
                Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
                Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
                Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
                Option          "LeftEdge"              "0"
                Option          "RightEdge"             "850"
                Option          "TopEdge"               "0"
                Option          "BottomEdge"            "645"
                Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.4"
                Option          "MaxSpeed"              "1"
                Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.02"
                Option          "FingerLow"             "55"
                Option          "FingerHigh"            "60"
                Option          "MaxTapMove"            "20"
                Option          "MaxTapTime"            "100"
                Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
                Option          "VertScrollDelta"       "30"
                Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
        EndSection

        Section "ServerLayout"
                ...
                InputDevice     "Synaptics Touchpad"
                ...
        EndSection


for me, this works!

hope, it will help u, too

ciao fr3sh
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an FYI for those interested: the driver is included with the 2.6.14 kernel.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohh...

I see my problem now, I compiled and setup the synaptics driver correctly, then compiled and copied the ATP driver to /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers, which was the wrong place...

No wonder modprobe kept failing on me...

If tis fails I guess ill just upgrade the kernel since it's included now.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Copied the appletouch.ko to /lib/modules/kernel-2.6.13-gentoo-r3 and to /usr/lib/modules...

Ran modules-update...

Rebooted...

Still no luck, modprobe cant find the module, here the output from x:

Code:

Synaptics touchpad no synaptics event device found (checked 15 nodes)
Query no Synaptics 6003CB
(EE) Synaptics Touchpad no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) Synaptics touchpad unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics Touchpad"
No core pointer
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you have to put the module into /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6

or try a simple modprobe appletouch... this should work, too


maybe, you should try the 2.6.14 Kernel, if the stuff above does not work!!!


you should do a lsmod to look, if your module is loaded correct
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take it you can see the appletouch hardware on your system? its a usb device.

Quote:

lsusb
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 046d:c506
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 008: ID 05ac:1000 Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 05ac:020f Apple Computer, Inc. Apple Internal Keyboard/Trackpad
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05ac:1203 Apple Computer, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000


2.6.14 does work with it built in, but so does 2.6.13 with the module loaded...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can get it to work if I type "insmod /usr/lib/modules/appletouch.ko", But I have to do that everytime I reboot, modprobe hasnt worked for me yet, I'll try adding it to autoload and see if that works.

One other thing I checked though, is that when im in X and type lsmod in a terminal, it shows appletouch as not even being used, yet it wont even start X up if I dont insmod the module first.
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