I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time Googling this issue, and haven’t gotten any results.
I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15z laptop. I promptly installed my favorite distro on it (Linux Mint), and with the help listed on the Ubuntu wiki, I got it working pretty well. However, I want to try out OpenSUSE since there are some features that I like about it over Ubuntu and it’s derivatives.
So I installed OpenSUSE 11.4. It was easier to install and deal with than Linux Mint, and so far everything works well. Everything except for the trackpad. The “fix” that was used for Mint doesn’t work for OpenSUSE. I’ve tried numerous other suggestions on the Internet, and haven’t made any progress. So I’m stuck.
Here’s the relevant entry for the touchpad in /proc/bus/input/devices:
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0001 Version=0000 N: Name="PS/2 Generic Mouse" P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0 S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input1 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse0 event1 B: EV=7 B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 B: REL=3
And here’s what I believe to be the crux of the problem. “dmesg | grep mouse” yields:
1.003537] mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice 1.890538] psmouse.c: Failed to enable mouse on isa0060/serio1
So, any ideas would be appreciated.