On Thu 07 May 2015 12:16:02 PM CDT, titanjith wrote:
I am using opensuse 13.1 gnome desktop in my dell vostro 2520 laptop.
In settings of my gnome desktop, i come to know that the touchpad of
mine is not detected and hence scrolling down pages during and other
stuff is really hard.
I need a solution to this. Can anyone help me???
dmesg | grep Touch
If synaptics is xf86-input-synaptics package installed,
It is enabled in the BIOS?
Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GNOME 3.10.1 Kernel 3.12.39-47-default
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The OP’s hwinfo output shows that the device is not recognised as a touchpad, as the ‘synaptics’ Xorg driver doesn’t recognise it. A later Xorg/kernel version might provide the required support though. (BTW, it is the ‘xf86-input-synaptics’ that provides the touchpad Xorg driver)
Agreed. This problem appears to be in every distro. One would think that Dell would provide a driver for it -NOT.
Hopefully, we may see this in kernel 4.2 or 4.3. I would encourage the OP to make a bug report with Bugzilla.
I was just pointing out that it is not as simple as installing a package (the synaptics driver is included anyway). The OP is using openSUSE 13.1 - which uses kernel 3.11.x.y, so perhaps worth trying with latest openSUSE version and upgrade to latest stable kernel?
guys … guys… I am not getting a word u’re saying but upgrading to new opensuse 13.2 is not a good option for me. I am having a lot of stuff installed in it and i am working on it. Except this problem on touchpad my os is absolutely fantastic. So if u have any suggestions that can help me solve this problem permanently i would really appreciate it…Thank you…