HP touchpad-disable switch damages mouse and focus capability
Nominated for Lucid by nhasian
Binary package hint: xorg
There's a chance this is more of a kernel bug than an xorg bug. I'm not sure.
My HP Pavilion dv5t has a touchpad-disable button that's sometimes necessary when typing at a long stretch and you don't want to accidentally center-click in the window.
I disabled the touchpad and was not able to make it come back. The little light goes from orange to white, which is an indication that the hardware thinks it's re-enabled.
The problem can manifest in a few different ways.
Sometimes the cursor moves but cannot click or focus anything.
Sometimes the cursor simply will no longer react.
Sometimes restarting GDM does not solve the problem.
This last time, I even fully rebooted and was unable to get the mouse back. I was lucky that a little fiddling with the disable switch and restarting GDM again made it come back.
I'm inclined to think this kernel output is involved:
Mar 24 15:50:06 localhost kernel: [ 786.963086] psmouse.c: TouchPad at isa0060/
Mar 24 15:50:06 localhost kernel: [ 787.476687] psmouse.c: resync failed, issuing reconnect request
...but it looks like it's happened in my logs at times when this effect was not seen. I believe the rest of my dmesg output is attached, so maybe there's something else in there that's enlightening.
Let me know if you need any more info from me.
Date: Wed Mar 24 15:56:28 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook PC
Package: xserver-xorg 1:7.5+3ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-17-generic x86_64
dmi.product.name: HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook PC
|nhasian (nhasian) wrote : Re: [Bug 546503] Re: HP touchpad-disable switch damages mouse and focus capability||#11|
|Michael B. Trausch (mtrausch) wrote : Re: [Bug 546503] Re: HP touchpad-disable switch damages mouse and focus capability||#12|
|Changed in linux (Ubuntu):|
|status:||Incomplete → Confirmed|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|