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Old 25th June 2010, 12:26 PM
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Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

Hi all,

I just installed Fedora 13 x86_64 on a new Dell E6410 notebook, and the webcam does not work. I tried to use cheese and I get "device not found".

Everything else except the scrolling function on the track pad seems to work.

Any ideas?

I was using Fedora 12 i686 on a slightly older (but very similar) Dell E6400, and both of these functions worked out of the box.

Any hints or suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 27th June 2010, 06:19 AM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

I don't know about webcams, but is the trackpad scrolling enabled in System->Preferences->Mouse?
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Old 27th June 2010, 11:16 AM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

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I don't know about webcams, but is the trackpad scrolling enabled in System->Preferences->Mouse?
Thanks for your response.

I can't find anything related to trackpad in the mouse preferences...

Regarding the webcam, there is a possibility that it doesn't even have one installed, even thought the little hole for the camera is there.
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Old 27th June 2010, 03:03 PM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

My laptop's mouse preferences window has a tab marked touchpad but my desktop doesn't, which makes sense. Can you click on your touchpad?
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Old 27th June 2010, 06:02 PM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

I can indeed click on the touchpad, but there is no tab for it in the mouse preferences. I will check my other Dell running Fedora 12 i686 tomorrow and see what it has, since scrolling definitely works on it.

Thanks anyway for your help.
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Old 28th June 2010, 02:40 PM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

So I checked my Dell E6400 running Fedora 12 i686, and the trackpad option is there under the mouse preferences. In the E6410 running Fedora 13 x86_64 it is not. Very strange. But I can use the trackpad to click, just not to scroll. Weird.

And I'm now 100% positive that the E6410 has no integrated webcam, so that is why I can't use it! There was a mix-up when I ordered it.
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Old 28th June 2010, 09:59 PM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

sounds like the E6410's trackpad isn't recognized as a trackpad, for some reason. Can you post /var/log/Xorg.0.log and we can see if there's any useful info there?
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Old 2nd July 2010, 10:43 AM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

Sorry for the delay. The output is attached. Thanks again for your help.
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File Type: log Xorg.0.log (49.1 KB, 66 views)
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Old 6th July 2010, 11:54 PM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

Sorry for MY delay Went away for the weekend.

Well, that proves my conjecture:

[ 29.581] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "PS/2 Generic Mouse" (type: MOUSE)

if you compare that to what I get on my laptop:

[ 11.717] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" (type: TOUCHPAD)

as you can see, in your output it just sees it as a generic mouse. Something isn't realizing it's a touchpad and should be handled as one.

Honestly I'm not entirely sure what to do in this situation, as it's not one I've encountered before. However! What I DO know is who to ask. So I'll go and do that, if you'll have the patience to sit tight a while longer Thanks!
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Old 7th July 2010, 12:42 AM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

I'm not going anywhere, so any help is much appreciated.

Let me know when you figure out what I should do.

Thanks again!
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Old 7th July 2010, 01:21 AM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

Peter lets me know there's an RH bug for this already:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=590880

someone mentioned reporting it upstream to kernel.org, but there's not a clear indication that's actually happened yet.
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Old 7th July 2010, 01:49 PM
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Re: Webcam and Trackpad in Fedora 13 x86_64

Thanks Adam. I guess I'll just wait for a fix.

Cheers, Dave.
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