the touchpad is not responding and I am taking help of an usb-mouse.
I have searched /etc/sysconfig but has found no line for touchpad.
I may mention that I have installed opensuse-11.3 on another laptop with the helo of the
same usb-stick and that laptop has no problem.
Thanks for help.
Let me add what further I found. In yast —>hardware there is no touchpad but yes mouse is there. Clicking it gave me a long list which contains among others
PS/2 mouse (Aux-Port)
Microsoft compatible serial mouse - (tty SO-COM1)
Sun Mouse - (/dev/sunmouse) but in my /dev there is no such entry
IntelliMouse Explorer (ps2).
In /etc/syslog again there is no touchpad but there is a file “mouse” which shows
MOUSEDEVICE = “/dev/input/mice”
MOUSETYPE = “exps2”
GPM_PARAM = " "
GPM_REPEAT = " "
FULLNAME = “22_exps2”
XMOUSETYPE = "/dev/input/mice’
BUTTONS = “0”
WHEELS = “1”
XMOUSETYPE = “Explorer PS/2”
In the laptop (Gnome, kernel 188.8.131.52-7-0.5-default) on which touchpad is responding has nothing after
GPM_REPEAT = " "
and the only difference is
MOUSETYPE = “imps2”
The Netbook where the touchpad is not responding has Gnome, kernel 2.6.34-12-default
In the list of Add/Remove Software I could not distinguish packages for touchpad/mouse.
And I could not find KDE control center in Main Menu on the Panel.
And I am waiting for further advice.
Firstly, all the advice about KDE is irrelevant if you are using Gnome. Secondly, assuming you do not have a separate mouse, it appears that you can only configure your touchpad as a mouse - this will limit what you can do. Try using the mouse configuration options to see if they have any effect on the way your touchpad responds.
Since the touchpad is not responding I am using an external usb-mouse (actually a Microsoft Mouse). I generally carry the Netbook
with me when I am away from HomeBase and I prefer not to carry the external mouse. So kindly advise me how I shall configure my touchpad as a my. I am an end-user.
However, i was wondering if the problem is of more mundane origin like the touchpad having somehow been jammed.
I am trying varying options to solve this problem. I downloaded synaptics-latest.tar.gz and after creating the synaptics-0.1.1/ directory ran ./configure The result gave among others
checking for working aclocal… missing
checking for working autoconf… missing
checking for working automake… missing
checking for working autoheader… missing
checking for working makeinfo… missing
Everything else gave ‘yes’ as the answer.
Of course the touchpad is still unresponsive.
What next? Thanks.
and check if the pointing device is actually picked up there. If it’s the case and confirmed by /var/log/messages that there are no issues, then we could take another approch and check Xorg logs for anything that might be useful.
Anyway you can post on SUSE Paste the log contents of:
dmesg (you can save the output into a file by running: dmesg > dmesg-log.txt which will create a dmesg-log.txt file)
Share it with us, so we can take a more helpful approach.
I wanted to send /var/log/messages, /var/log/dmesg-log.txt, /boot/grub/menu.lst, /etc/sysconfig/mouse, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf and /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-mouse.conf; but could not find an option for uploading of fies. Kindly show a way. I could not manage SusePaste.
I had a little play with GNOME on my netbook recently and configured the touchpad.
You should have a utility called gsynaptics installed. You need to execute that utility to configure your touchpad but you also need to ensure it is executed at your GNOME session startup as gsynaptics --init to load your settings from its configuration file.
Please check the gsynaptics manpage as I am making this post entirely from memory.
I found gsynaptics and gsyaptics-lang in add/remove softwware and installed them; but there was no gsynaptics-init. Even after reboting the tuchpad is unresponsive. Even Even pressing Fn+F6 is not making any difference.
I am sorry that I could not make my predicament clear when I wrote that I could not manage SusePaste. What I meant is that
when I tried to copy dmesg-log.txt for pasting only the first frame on the terminal window got captured and not the whole file.
If you give me an e-mail address I can send the files as attachments
Let me confess that I am an end-user.
I ran #gsynaptic --init and was told that I have to se ‘SHMConfig’ ‘true’ in xorg.conf or XF86Config. But my machine has no xorg.conf or XF86Config. However, there is a directory /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ which has got a file 50-synaptics.conf with entries