Comment 104 for bug 565543

@Daniele How the *LL did you find this fix?! PLEASE tell us!
I mean, is someone finally shedding some light on the problem here?! :O

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 3:39 PM, Daniele Pighin
<email address hidden> wrote:
> Hi Sam,
>
> I have the very same laptop. To make the touchpad recognized, edit your
> "/etc/default/grub", and add the following:
>
> GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nopnp"
>
> Then run "sudo grub-install" and reboot. The touchpad will be recognized, it
> will almost work but every now and then it will become almost impossible to
> control (at least, that's what happens to me).
>
> In those cases, remove and reload the psmouse kernel module:
>
> sudo rmmod psmouse
> sudo modprobe psmouse
>
> Hope it helps, ciao
>
>  Daniele
>
> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Ginja_Sam
> <email address hidden>wrote:
>
>> I'm having the same problem.
>> I am almost upset that I can't use Ubuntu on this laptop.
>> My problem seems to be far worst than most though,
>> this laptop is brand new (literally weeks old) and the trackpad
>> in this Sony VAIO E Series VPCEB3C5E doesn't work at all.
>> Nothing. No motion, no vertical/horizontal scrolling, not even the buttons.
>> I really hope this gets solved, as I love Ubuntu much more than windows,
>> but I can't stand not having a functional trackpad to work with.
>>
>> --
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>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/565543
>>
>> Title:
>>  Alps touchpad detected as ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse(in VAIO E series)
>>  after the kernel upgrade
>>
>> Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
>>  New
>>
>> Bug description:
>>  Initially the ALPS touchpad was detected by the kernel but does not
>>  support horizontal and vertical support but after the kernel upgrade
>>  to 10.04 vertical scroll is working but horizontal scroll is not
>>  working. And the kernel is not detecting the ALPS touchpad and the cat
>>  /proc/bus/input/devices says it is a  PS2 mouse ..
>>
>>  This is seen in sony vaio E series in particular ...
>>
>>  Also Bill in Comment #52 says
>>  Acer Aspire One 532h (Alps touchpad).
>>  I booted the distribution from a thumb drive, but once I installed from
>> the thumb drive and updated Ubuntu (10.04), I lost the touchpad (works as a
>> mouse) ..
>>
>> To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
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>
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> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/565543
>
> Title:
>  Alps touchpad detected as ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse(in VAIO E series)
>  after the kernel upgrade
>
> Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
>  New
>
> Bug description:
>  Initially the ALPS touchpad was detected by the kernel but does not
>  support horizontal and vertical support but after the kernel upgrade
>  to 10.04 vertical scroll is working but horizontal scroll is not
>  working. And the kernel is not detecting the ALPS touchpad and the cat
>  /proc/bus/input/devices says it is a  PS2 mouse ..
>
>  This is seen in sony vaio E series in particular ...
>
>  Also Bill in Comment #52 says
>  Acer Aspire One 532h (Alps touchpad).
>  I booted the distribution from a thumb drive, but once I installed from the thumb drive and updated Ubuntu (10.04), I lost the touchpad (works as a mouse) ..
>
> To unsubscribe from this bug, go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/565543/+subscribe
>