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Old 29th January 2010, 09:12 PM
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Upgraded to rawhide, lost touchpad ans touchscreen, mouses work

I upgraded from 12 stable and up to date to the latest rawhide build using yum. The system boot but I lost all input methods. I disabled selinux and HAL was able to start, so I got the keyboard and external mouse back, but touchpad and touch screen are still missing. The worked out of the box in 12.

I made an xorg.conf using the right /dev/ devices, it failed.
Catting the device file work, so it is not hardware
lshal output is fine, it is the same than in F 12
My FDI are fine, at least I think to, they doen't seem to have changed that much anyway.
I am not sure if udev is being used there, I did not tested nor I know how.
lsusb show the devices.
I tried with the F12 kernel and Rawhide kernel, same problem.

I don't know any more possible tests, any idea?

*EeePC 701, 32bit, fresh+upgraded F12 to rawhide install

EDIT:
To get the touchpad back, I had to remove the evtouch driver, I don't use it anyway. It just broke X with the ABI change. eGalax (propriatary) driver can load, but only with -- -ignoreABI. It is not very stable... It does not solve my problem.

I created a new /usr/bin/startx with:
#!/bin/bash
startx.real -- -ignoreABI $*

but it does not work, the script fail to execute (it print some keystroke error, even with chmod u+s. And it is totally ignored by KDM so in the end, nothing load if I don't start in init 3 + manually starting services with command line argument (again, scripts does not work). How can I improve the situation?

Last edited by Elv13; 30th January 2010 at 01:02 AM.
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Old 30th January 2010, 12:51 PM
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I upgraded from F12 to rawhide on my AAO and ran into a similar situation where it booted to
the gui login and keyboard, mouse and touchpad were unresponsive. Done a hard shutdown
and booted to run level 3 and everything was working in text mode. Was able to do a "yum update"
and after a day or two with a good amount of updates, everything is now working.

Last edited by ryptyde; 30th January 2010 at 12:51 PM. Reason: spelling
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Old 5th February 2010, 12:26 PM
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My solution

I did the same and lost my mouse. Fortunately, I have a wireless for backup.

To get it back I did this:

yum erase xorg-x11-drv-synaptics

This will remove two packages.

After this completes, run:

yum install xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
yum install xorg-x11-drivers


Reboot and your mouse should be working again.
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Old 6th February 2010, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by wilhepworth View Post
I did the same and lost my mouse. Fortunately, I have a wireless for backup.

To get it back I did this:

yum erase xorg-x11-drv-synaptics

This will remove two packages.

After this completes, run:

yum install xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
yum install xorg-x11-drivers


Reboot and your mouse should be working again.
Had to do this for a second install on a Acer Aspire One to get the touch pad working. I initially installed F12 from a live usb and upgraded to rawhide.

 

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