Bug 5694 - Synaptics touchpad turn off function on HP 630 notebook
: Synaptics touchpad turn off function on HP 630 notebook
Status: NEW
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages
: Cauldron
: i586 Linux
: Normal Severity: enhancement
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Assigned To: Mageia Bug Squad
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Reported: 2012-04-30 16:43 CEST by Daniel Gadawski
Modified: 2014-05-01 23:32 CEST (History)
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Description Daniel Gadawski 2012-04-30 16:43:54 CEST
Description of problem:
I'm using Mageia 2 beta 3 on my HP 630 notebook. It has a Synaptics touchpad with a hole in the top-left corner. When I tap it twice, the LED above starts lighting and the touchpad is disabled (http://i.imgur.com/VUIKZ.jpg). It's the normal behaviour on Windows.

I've found that preinstalled SuSE Enterprise Desktop 11 distro supports this function too, but when I deleted it and installed a standard SLED 11 version, it doesn't work at all.

However, there are a patch for Synaptics drivers which enables function I described: https://github.com/perusio/xorg-synaptics-led-support

To use this patch I would have to comple a kernel from sources. Is it possible to make a package from this patch, which will be available on the repository?

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on Mageia 2 beta 3 with touchpad on.
2. Tap twice on the hole in the top left corner of touchpad.
3. Touchpad is still enabled, LED doesn't light.
Comment 1 Marja van Waes 2012-05-26 13:07:28 CEST
Hi,

This bug was filed against cauldron, but we do not have cauldron at the moment.

Please report whether this bug is still valid for Mageia 2.

Thanks :)

Cheers,
marja
Comment 2 Daniel Gadawski 2012-05-26 13:23:52 CEST
Yes, it's still valid for Mageia 2.
Comment 3 Florian Hubold 2012-05-26 21:29:16 CEST
Sorry, just forgot about this one, will take a look in the next few days. Daniel, please ping me again here if nothing happens until next weekend, OK?
Comment 4 Daniel Gadawski 2012-05-26 21:30:44 CEST
Sure, I will. :)
Comment 5 Daniel Gadawski 2012-06-02 17:32:21 CEST
I've been asked to remind you, Florian, about this bug. So do I. :)
Comment 6 Florian Hubold 2012-06-03 23:05:33 CEST
Sorry, was totally swamped with forum support. Will try to get back to it during this week. If you don't get any reply until next weekend, please ping me again afterwards.
Comment 7 Daniel Gadawski 2012-06-09 09:48:23 CEST
It's weekend, just ping you, Florian.
Comment 8 Daniel Gadawski 2012-06-29 22:18:48 CEST
Florian, are you still alive? :) This feature will be really great - my touchpad is big and it's easy to touch it accidentally while typing. It would be great if you could help. Thanks in advance. :)
Comment 9 Florian Hubold 2012-07-02 21:08:01 CEST
Yes still alive :/

Had a closer look, it needs a patch against the kernel. Will have to talk to our kernel guy, if we can add this or if we already have this patch or if we can add it. Then we'll have to wait for the kernel with that patch, and then the patch against synaptics module is effective.
Comment 10 Florian Hubold 2012-07-02 21:35:13 CEST
Ok, so Thomas will include the kernel patch in the next kernel updated candidates for Mageia 2 and cauldron, then i'll add the patch to synaptics driver. So if i forget, and you get a kernel update for Mageia 2, then scream for me again :)
Comment 11 Daniel Gadawski 2012-07-02 21:39:00 CEST
Sure, thanks. :) What's estimated time of this kernel update release? A month, two, more?
Comment 12 Florian Hubold 2012-07-02 22:00:39 CEST
Ahh, crap, i knew i forgot to ask something important :)

Maybe more coming weekend or so ...
Comment 13 Thomas Backlund 2012-07-13 11:05:17 CEST
There is now kernel-3.3.8-1.mga2 in  updates_testing with the patch applied
Comment 14 claire robinson 2012-08-01 18:04:23 CEST
Daniel could you please test with the new kernel, you can comment either here or on bug 6914.

Thanks!
Comment 15 Daniel Gadawski 2012-08-01 18:09:58 CEST
Sure. How can I install it? Which media source I have to enable?
Comment 16 Florian Hubold 2012-08-01 22:53:44 CEST
No need to test, as i still need to patch the synaptics driver itself :/
Comment 17 Florian Hubold 2012-08-05 15:32:54 CEST
Gotten around to patch synaptics driver, but i'm not quite sure if that is still effective, as the original patches are against kernel 2.6.28 and synaptics driver 1.4.

But please test, x11-driver-input-synaptics-1.5.0-5.mga2 packages should soon be available from your favorite mirror in core/updates_testing and then report back here.
Comment 18 Daniel Gadawski 2012-08-06 10:15:14 CEST
So I should install x11-driver-input-synaptics-1.5.0-5.mga2 only, or within kernel-3.3.8-1.mga2?
Comment 19 Daniel Gadawski 2012-08-06 10:48:19 CEST
I've installed kernel-3.3.8-1.mga2 and then x11-driver-input-synaptics-1.5.0-5.mga2, both from updates_testing.

Next, I've restarted my laptop and choose new kernel in GRUB menu.

I see two new variables in synclient, but neither LED and turning touchpad off by double click on the top-left corner doesn't work.
Comment 20 Florian Hubold 2012-08-12 14:30:04 CEST
I've mailed some other packagers who are a bit more into this driver, hopefully they can help. Problem is that the patch was against an older version of synpatics driver, and some code changed in between, so the patch may need to be rewritten and adapted to new code, but i'm no coder, so i can't help with that.
Comment 22 Florian Hubold 2012-08-16 20:03:45 CEST
@Thierry: Thanks for the comment ...
Comment 23 Florian Hubold 2012-10-04 21:00:19 CEST
Reassigning to bugsquad, nothing more i can do here ...
Comment 24 Marja van Waes 2012-10-05 09:00:07 CEST
This bug was reassigned to bugsquad, so setting status back to NEW.

Any hacker who wants to take this bug: feel free to assign it to yourself

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