Description of problem:
Dell Latitude 5580 - Touchpad not recognized (System settings / KDE)
Thanks for all your work!
Not sure whether I'm in the right place here - if not just point me elsewhere.
I own a Dell Latitude. It has a Touchpad. But touchpad is not recognized as such - only as mouse. This is a pita, as I want the scroll direction on the pad to differ from the mouse-wheel one.
I did install xinput & x11-driver-input-synaptics -> did not help.
Seems like the hid-alps kernel module is needed (but is not available in the distribution). I did compile a recent vanilla (5.8.) kernel with CONFIG_HID_ALPS=m, rebooted and the touchpad was recognized.
Would it be possible to include CONFIG_HID_ALPS in a future kernel?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Open system settings -> Input devices -> Touchpad --> "No touchpad found"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Dell Latitude 5580
2. Open System Settings
Hi, thanks for reporting this bug.
You are the right place to report this. As you mention a workaround, this must be fixed in Cauldron and in Mageia 7, our current production version.
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Mageia 7Source RPM:
Request to add hid-alps kernel module to distribution to support Dell touchpad =>
Add hid-alps kernel module to support Dell touchpad
* jeu. 10 sept. 2020 14:00:00 tv <tv> 5.8.8-1.mga8
+ Revision: 1624065
+ ghibo <ghibo>
- Add HID Alps module (for bug #27254)
HID Alps has landed in our Mageia Kernel 5.8.8-1.mga8 version.
Could you have the possibility to test this by installing this update in Cauldron?
If this version is not installed, please use M8 Beta1 iso?
first thanks for supporting me to establish a test environment - I did d/l the M8 Beta 1 ISO and created a bootable USB with isodumper-qt together with a persistance partition that had to be formatted to ext4 and labeled "mgalive-persist" (f2fs did not work....). Furthermore I had to add the online repositories before I did execute the upgrade of the M8 Beta 1 from kernel 5.7.9 to 5.8.8. (oooof - seems pretty obvious as I write, but took several turns while trying...)
After having accomplished that I was able to boot into the new kernel and I can confirm that hid-alps is loaded automatically and System Settings --> Input Devices -> Touchpad is recognizing the Touchpad device DLL07A8:01 044E:120B and is working as expected!
Mouse wheel is scrolling as I want it to and touchpad as well!
Thank you very much!!!!
This sounds very good!