Comment 113 for bug 565543

Just so that everyone understands. These are fairly new devices so
developers don't have access to them to fix this issue.
I have the same kind of problem. Unfortunately, I don't have the kind
of money needed to buy a device with this kind of device and send it
as a gift to some kernel developer... or the knowledge to write the
code myself. Bummer. :\

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Patrick McElwee <email address hidden> wrote:
> This is just a note to say that I have had the same problem on my Acer
> Aspire One 12h-2268 for over a year (since early in 2.6.x kernel series,
> when I bought the computer and installed Linux). On this netbook, the
> vertical scrolling works and it is detected as ImPS/2 Generic Wheel
> Mouse. The biggest problem for me is the inability to disable tapping
> (either while typing or at all times). I just updated to 10.10 in hopes
> of solving the problem, but no such luck.
> I'm a bit of a noob, but willing to provide any files useful to solving
> this.
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> 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) ..
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