|Summary:||ALPS touchpad broken in every kernel after 2.6.10|
|Product:||Gentoo Linux||Reporter:||Stuart Shelton <srcshelton>|
|Component:||[OLD] Core system||Assignee:||Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Stuart Shelton 2005-09-06 05:37:51 UTC
... following on from Bug 84657 (which is marked RESOLVED) I've just installed Linux 2.6.13-gentoo, and the ALPS touchpad problem is still evident. To recap, this is kernel.org Bug 4281: * In a text-mode console, the touchpad randomly taps during movement and is incapable of selecting large areas of text (I run a 1400x1050 text-console, and after selecting over about 1/3 of this strange selection behavior occurs) * In a text-mode console, moving the cursor around the screen leaves single-character artifacts where a character is left in reverse-video (as if the cursor was still positioned over it) after the cursor has moved on. * In X using any of the *PS/2 drivers, dragging and tapping don't work, and the mouse randomly clicks during movement. This is when the kernel is started with "psmouse.proto=ps2" - IIRC, without this the trackpad doesn't work. I know that the synaptics driver for X is available - but this only solves the problems in X and is very difficult to configure correctly. Plus, I don't think I should need a third-party driver to get something as simple as a PS/2 pointing device to work reliably. Could Gentoo developers put pressure on kernel developers to let them know that this driver has now been broken for 3 kernel versions? Infact, a patch to revert the ALPS driver to its state as of 2.6.10 would be brilliant!