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[Bug 1272777] Re: Elantech touchpads not fully supported for some Gigabyte laptops
@Adam, well I fixed my battery issues (bumblebee/nvidia module issues), but now my touchpad is broken again, same error than you...
Gonna try 3.16!
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Elantech touchpads not fully supported for some Gigabyte laptops
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This bug report is in addition to
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1166442 - the
fixes suggested there (which work for others) have been tried but do
not work for a small subset of laptops, particularly the Gigabyte
Description of the situation for my Gigabyte U2442V most recently
running 3.11.0-12-generic on Linux Mint.
I tried the updated module mentioned in the above bug report (1166442). It compiles and it detects an Elantech trackpad of *indeterminate version*. I get this in dmesg:
[859697.496141] psmouse serio1: elantech: assuming hardware version 3 (with firmware version 0x450f01)
[859697.526011] psmouse serio1: elantech: Synaptics capabilities query result 0x58, 0x17, 0x0c.
[859697.765917] psmouse serio1: elantech: retrying ps2 command 0x0b (2).
[859698.470556] psmouse serio1: elantech: retrying ps2 command 0x0b (1).
I get no Synaptics driver functionality, and only basic touchpad
behaviour (motion and tap-to-click for left click, no scroll or
disabling the pad when typing, etc.).
It seems I don't have a v9 or v10 trackpad, I've never been able to
get a definitive indication of which version I have got.
The only thing that has remedied this problem for me in the past was
the one described in the original bug report (for elantech-v6 -
intel/+bug/681904/comments/64)... but it no longer applies to newer
With the 3.11.0-12-generic kernel, my Touchpad *is* detected, i.e. xinput shows:
↳ PS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=16 [slave pointer (2)]
and dmesg shows:
input: PS/2 Elantech Touchpad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input14
There are no useful touchpads settings evident in the normal Cinnamon
settings utility (gnome-control-center -> Mouse & Touchpads). I see a
touchpad settings option with the "gpointing-device-settings" app and
I can turn on vertical and horizontal scrolling in the interface, but
doing so does not in any way affect that actual touchpad behaviour.
I've also tried installing the elantech-v7 module via dkms (see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111236&p=12850603#post12850603) and it compiles, but it too fails to provide the desired functionality.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-11 (46 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Linux Mint 16 "petra" - Release amd64 20131126
MachineType: GIGABYTE U2442
Package: linux (not installed)
ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=83fd94b8-53eb-4e68-9eeb-cf2e017cbe0d ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.asset.tag: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.board.version: To be filled by O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.product.version: To be filled by O.E.M.
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