Comment 58 for bug 565543

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 8:48 PM, Gursimran singh Mohar
<email address hidden> wrote:
> @Paul
>
> I have tested what you said but unfortunately I'm bug triager and I do
> not have the problem on my system. If you are very sure where the

So if your system works, why aren't you providing the fix for all of
us? Cause our systems are the ones that aren't working.
Or perhaps you mean that you've tested on your system and all working
like a jiffy... except, well... you don't have an ALPS pointing
device!... oops, my bad. :-S

> problem is and what the problem is, go ahead with providing code..

Code? For what?

>
> As far as I know, this bug is in linux kernel as the kernel is not
> detecting the touchpad. The drivers(synaptics) are same for all
> touchpads but it loads only if the touchoad is recognised by the kernel.

OK so you seem to know what the problem is so far. What are you
waiting for? Have you reported it upstream yet? :/

> If you can somehow make the kernel detect your device, you are almost
> done..
>
> Please specify, if I can be of some help to you....
>
> Also, as far as i think the problem is behind the HAL. I'm not sure
> whether the HAL is a part of kernel or outside, but surely the problem
> lies behind HAL..

Huh? A little sense please? Do you think the problem is inside the
kernel or inside HAL? You've got me confused... %_%

PS - Doesn't anyone else think this bug "triager" is a little
"technically challenged" for the job?
Sorry for the rudeness but this is unacceptable to me.

>
> --
> Alps touchpad detected as ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse(in VAIO E series) after the kernel upgrade
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> Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
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> 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 ..
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> 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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