Comment 98 for bug 565543

Wow, even that's awesome news, can you believe it?
Thanks for going ahead and doing what we didn't even think of. :)

On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:49 PM, JohanFornander
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> I'm stuck with an Acer TimelineX 3828TG notebook with a poorly
> functioning touchpad identified as ImPS/2 by the kernel, therefore no
> touchpad tab in the mouse properties in gnome. Vertical scrolling only
> works downward and no sign of horizontal scrolling.
>
> I emailed the ALPS R&D team just to illuminate the problem and make sure
> they are aware of it and got the following response:
>
> "Currently ALPS hasn't supported Linux driver yet.
> However we starterd investigation to solve the matter that you have pointed
> out."
>
> Even though i don't have too high expectations of having this issue
> solved anytime soon, at least there was some reaction on their side...
> Would be really nice if they did like broadcom and spent some extra
> resources on linux, never too late to get in the game.
>
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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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