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Acer Aspire One touchpad not recognized
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stelvio03

Joined: 08 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 05:14    Post subject:  Acer Aspire One touchpad not recognized
Subject description: With Puppy Slacko 5.4 frugal install
 

Hello everybody,
currently I'm using Slacko 5.4 installed on a usb key with my netbook(Win XP) and everything it's working great.
I wanted to put it on the netbook hd: I followed the instruction (http://puppy.b0x.me/lin-n-win and http://puppylinux.org/main/How%20NOT%20to%20install%20Puppy.htm) and puppy it's loading until the desktop without any error.
But I can't move the mouse pointer. It seems that the touchpad it's not recognized.
If I delete the frugal installation and boot puppy from the usbkey, the problem disapperars.

The usbkey is FAT32, the netbook hd is NTFS

Any idea ?

Andrea
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Dewbie

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 08:09    Post subject:  

Try a NTFS-formatted usbkey.
This should help determine whether the filesystem is causing the problem.
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ICPUG

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 08:37    Post subject:  

Ordinarily, the use of NTFS should not be a problem.

However, I think there has been a few problems with Slacko 5.4 (still in development) and NTFS because of its use of a later kernel version. I think the latest beta has ironed out the problem. Are you using that?
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stelvio03

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 09:19    Post subject:  

No, I'm not using the beta.
I'll download it tonight and give it a try.
I'll keep you updated.

Andrea
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stelvio03

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Feb 2013, 18:31    Post subject:  

stelvio03 wrote:
No, I'm not using the beta.
I'll download it tonight and give it a try.
I'll keep you updated.

Andrea

I "installed" the beta version (5.4.0.2) on a usbkey (fat32), and it's getting worse: now the touchpad doesn't work, even from the usbkey.
I retried the usbkey with ver 5.4 and the touchpad restart working.

Which could be the differences between 5.4 and 5.4.0.2 that could lead to this problem ?

Andrea
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stelvio03

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2013, 04:40    Post subject:
Subject description: update
 

After a lot of reboots of both ver. 5.4 and 5.4.0.2, by accident, I found that randomly the touchpad came up disabled or enabled. Not by X configuration ,but by Acer h.w. configuration: hitting Fn + F7 you can enable or disable the touchpad.
When Puppy rebooted with the touchpad not working, I had to hit twice Fn+F7 (disable + enable ?).
I don't understand which could be the cause.

Andrea
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Peterm321

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Feb 2013, 17:17    Post subject:  

Maybe the commandline program synclient can work?

It appears it can change the status of the touchpad,

http://askubuntu.com/questions/67718/how-do-i-disable-a-touchpad-using-the-command-line

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10996
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stelvio03

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PostPosted: Wed 13 Feb 2013, 06:26    Post subject:  

Peterm321 wrote:
Maybe the commandline program synclient can work?

It appears it can change the status of the touchpad,

http://askubuntu.com/questions/67718/how-do-i-disable-a-touchpad-using-the-command-line

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=10996

I tried the synclient command and it seems to work.
I also found these kernel commands i8042.reset and i8042.nomux=1: they also seem to work.
I tried a lot of reboots with one solution and the other, and now my touchpad is always working.

Thank you
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