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Maverick kernel treats touchpad's middle button as ClickPad

Reported by Dana Goyette on 2010-08-02
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Bug Description

This seems to be the inverse of bug 582809 (ClickPad buttons Not working).

The Maverick kernel treats my 3-button touchpad as if it were a ClickPad. When I press my physical middle button, I don't get a middle-click -- instead, I get a left or a right click depending on where my finger is on the touchpad.

In dmesg, I see "ClickPad Mode Enabled". This bug is a real showstopper for me -- try using a mouse with no middle button, and you'll see why.

The vanilla 2.6.36-rc kernels, from kernel-ppa, do not have this issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: linux-image-2.6.35-13-generic 2.6.35-13.18
Regression: Yes
Reproducible: Yes
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-13.18-generic 2.6.35-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-13-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
Architecture: amd64
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: dana 2786 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: dana 2786 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xd8420000 irq 48'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1984A'
   Components : 'HDA:11d4194a,103c30e7,00100400'
   Controls : 18
   Simple ctrls : 11
Card1.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:1 'Audio'/'USB Audio at usb-0000:00:1d.2-1, full speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB10f5:0200'
   Controls : 12
   Simple ctrls : 7
Card2.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:2 'HDMI'/'HDA ATI HDMI at 0xd8310000 irq 49'
   Mixer name : 'ATI R6xx HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:1002aa01,00aa0100,00100000'
   Controls : 4
   Simple ctrls : 1
Card2.Amixer.values:
 Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
   Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
   Playback channels: Mono
   Mono: Playback [on]
Date: Mon Aug 2 00:52:21 2010
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=f98e8b8e-c4a4-4b09-983e-25a8827aacb6
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 8530w
PccardctlIdent:
 Socket 0:
   product info: "RICOH", "Bay8Controller", "", ""
   manfid: 0x0000, 0x0000
   function: 254 (unknown)
PccardctlStatus:
 Socket 0:
   3.3V 16-bit PC Card
   Subdevice 0 (function 0) bound to driver "pata_pcmcia"
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.35-13-generic root=UUID=19f24e0a-2484-419b-a240-c6556a644cc3 ro console=ttyS0,115200n8 console=tty0 quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.37
SourcePackage: linux
StagingDrivers: ramzswap
Title: [STAGING]
dmi.bios.date: 06/08/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68PDV Ver. F.12
dmi.board.name: 30E7
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 90.27
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68PDVVer.F.12:bd06/08/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteBook8530w:pvrF.12:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn30E7:rvrKBCVersion90.27:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP EliteBook 8530w
dmi.product.version: F.12
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

Dana Goyette (danagoyette) wrote :
Miguel Rodríguez (migrax) wrote :

Maybe this is a sympton of #582809?

Dana Goyette (danagoyette) wrote :

Rather, it's a side effect of the patch that FIXES bug 582809 .

description: updated
summary: - [Maverick] Kernel treats 3-button touchpad as 1-button ClickPad
+ Maverick kernel treats touchpad's middle button as ClickPad
Chris Schanck (chris-schanck) wrote :

This ones got me flummoxed too.

Chris Schanck (chris-schanck) wrote :

Just to elaborate, on my Dell Precision M6500, which has both trackpoint and trackpad, complete with 2 sets of buttons, the middle button always works as a left-click. This is new for the Maverick RC; Lucid was fine.

It seems to be treating the entire trackpad as a clickpad, even though it is emphatically is not a clickpad.

Addiitonally, gpointing-device-settings segaults out when run. Gr.

tob (tobynbertram) wrote :

Please try the patch that I posted in bug 582809: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/582809/comments/39
I fixed the Clickpad detection in the patch which should resolve this bug.

Chris Schanck (chris-schanck) wrote :

Your patch fixes it for me as far as the physical middle button now being recognized. I don't use the actual touchpad for anything (I use the trackpoint) so I have no idea what the effect is on that. But thanks! At least I can use it now.

FWIW, from dmesg:

[ 28.253597] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.4, id: 0x1e0b1, caps: 0xd447b1/0xf4040d/0x8a0000
[ 28.253603] serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio1/input0
[ 28.290612] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input13

The same on my HP EliteBook 8730w with maverick. Bug 633535 is probably a duplicate of this one.

Nicolas Delvaux (malizor) wrote :

So this bug is a duplicate of Bug 582809, isn't it?

The dkms module provided by pauls (#60 and #61) fixed the problem for me.
(it mays used tob patch, but the dkms module sounds like a cleaner way to install it).

pierre (mkzuot) wrote :

The same on my HP EliteBook 8730w with maverick. maverick corrects the backlight intensity keys of this laptop, but adds this new problem. middle click=left click. a standard 3 button usb mouse works correctly. does the method of 582809 #60 works to recognize the 8730w touchpad middle click ? Seems not very simple for a newby like me!

Nicolas Delvaux (malizor) wrote :

@pierre: I have a HP EliteBook 8530p, here is an easy way to apply this fix (just run those commands in a terminal):

sudo apt-get install dkms
wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/582809/+attachment/1675262/+files/psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2
tar -xjf psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2
sudo cp -r psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic /usr/src/
sudo dkms add -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms build -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic

And reboot.
(if you don't want to reboot, you can just try "sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse")

Please confirm if this work.

abePdIta (abepdita) wrote :

Hi. I'm the author of the duplicate bug 636720 . I applied the patch but it didn't work for me.
Now I will wait for other users to report feedbacks and if some of them are positive I'll remove the duplicate bug link.
Anyway, thank you for your work.

tob (tobynbertram) wrote :

@abePdIta
Can you post your dmesg after applying the patch?

jedioetzi (jedioetzi) wrote :

Same behaviour on my hp8510p

Martin Elwin (martin-elwin) wrote :

Patch fixed my Dell M6500 (same as reported above) - thanks!

Touchpad also seems fine, but less sensitive than before 10.10 upgrade from 10.04. Haven't looked into fixing this yet through other means.

pierre (mkzuot) wrote :

@Nicolas Delvaux : I confirm the commands you told me yesterday in #11 works perfectly after a reboot on my HP Elitebook 8730w. Many thanks !!! (if you do sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse instead of rebooting, you loose sensitivity, as described #15, but everything is ok after the next reboot.

abePdIta (abepdita) wrote :

@tob
Sure! Here it is.

@Nicolas Delvaux : Does not work for me - HP EliteBook 8530w

dmesg says:
[ 202.846211] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.0, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xd44791/0xb00000/0x20000
[ 202.846220] Synaptics: Clickpad mode enabled
[ 202.846230] serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio4/input0
[ 202.888256] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input9
[ 208.592142] input: PS/2 Generic Mouse as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/serio6/input/input10

pierre (mkzuot) wrote :

@Nicolas Delvaux

quick sum up of "dmesg | grep Synaptics"

pierre : HP 8730w : OK
[ ] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.5, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xa44791/0xb00000/0x0

Chris Schanck : Dell Precision M6500 : OK
[ ] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.4, id: 0x1e0b1, caps: 0xd447b1/0xf4040d/0x8a0000

Carsten Schlipf: HP 8530w : NOK (because Clickpad mode enabled)
[ ] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 7.0, id: 0x1c0b1, caps: 0xd44791/0xb00000/0x20000

Nicolas Delvaux: HP 8530w : OK
??

->there is a some small difference between all these touchpads id, but I can't figure out what are all these numbers... Ubuntu should send an intern to Synaptics :)

Nicolas Delvaux (malizor) wrote :

@pierre and Carsten: this patch is from pauls (see Bug 582809), I just gave an easy way to install it.
I personally don't know why it doesn't work in some case.

@pauls: I subscribed you to this bug report, I hope it's ok. ;-)

tob (tobynbertram) wrote :

I wrote the original patch in Bug 582809. pauls applied the patch and posted a way of compiling it using kdms.

@Carsten
Are you sure that the new kernel module was successfully installed? Your dmesg looks like it should work fine for you.

uiberto (mlandis) wrote :

This patch fixed my problem. Thanks.

jedioetzi (jedioetzi) wrote :

the patch works on my hp8510p
thanks!

Correction - works for me.

When I tried it late this early morning I did not notice any errors in the outputs. But the possitive comments made me wonder, why it did not work for me. When I removed the dkms module I noticed that the module was reported as INACTIVE BEFORE. So obviously it was never in use - no idea why.

PEBKAC?

Anyway - after I followed the same steps from Nicolas' instructions it works on my EliteBook 8530w. Thanks a lot and sorry for the confusion.

Troy A. Griffitts (scribe) wrote :

M6500, patch fixes for me. Can we get this into the update repo?

tatarmihai (tatarmihai) wrote :

8710w, patch works for me too (I used Nicolas Delvaux's method of applying). Thanks a lot to him and to tob and pauls!

Martin (agima) wrote :

The fix works for me, too. Thank you very much!

Gergely Antal (skoal) wrote :

the patch works for me too... Thank you all.

Adrian Nuta (adriannuta) wrote :

Patch works on 8530p , confirmed here too .

Roy van Hees (wgmvanhees) wrote :

@Nicolas Delvaux: the patch works for me - HP Elitebooks 8530w. Thank you very much :)

Titantux (israel-m-dj) wrote :

It works for me too !!
Just for let you noticed. if you use together button 1 & 3, it is simulating button 2 for me,
anyway it is old way for me, I like to have them separated. - Compaq nw8440
Thanks!! :D

machrider (machrider) wrote :

Thanks, the patch works on my Dell Precision M6400. Was having the same behavior as the above M6500 users. This bug needs to be fixed upstream ASAP, it's a pretty terrible regression.

Spacer (ua-spacer) wrote :

@Nicolas Delvaux: patch works on HP Compaq 8510w
Thanks!

HORVATH, Akos (akos-horvath) wrote :

@Nicolas Thanks very much! Patch works for HP EliteBook 8530p.

tags: added: regression-release
removed: regression-potential
Tony Notto (lnotto) wrote :

@Nicolas, another thanks! Patch works on my HP NC8230

andreselsuave (andreselsuave) wrote :

I dont know how to apply the patch that tob sent. Can anyone help me please?

tob (tobynbertram) wrote :

@andreselsuave
The easiest way to apply the patch is using dkms. Here is a post that details the process:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/582809/comments/94

Slackjaw77 (alienresidents) wrote :

@Nicolas Delvaux
Your step #11 worked on my Compaq 8710p

[ 9.924669] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x25a0b1, caps: 0xa44791/0x300000/0x0
[ 9.924672] Synaptics: Clickpad mode enabled
[ 9.924675] serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio4/input0
[ 9.964076] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input7
[92605.662345] Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0x25a0b1, caps: 0xa44791/0x300000/0x0
[92605.662349] serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio4/input0
[92605.702457] input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input9

Thanks.

Frode Tennebø (frode-tennebo) wrote :

Have the same problem with my HP Compaq nc8230.

Before patching and compiling a new kernel, is there any plans for integrating the patch into the mainstream Ubuntu/official kernel anytime soon?

KELEMEN Péter (peterkelemen) wrote :

Steps in #11 fix the issue for me.

melhor (peter-anderle) wrote :

I have the same Problem on my hp 8710p. The middle touchpad button is treated as the left-mouse button. I have the newest packages (backports) installed, kernel

$ uname -r
2.6.35-24-generic

is there some patch for this kernel version too?

AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
AplayDevices:
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: amd64
ArecordDevices:
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: phoenix 2365 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xd7320000 irq 47'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1984A'
   Components : 'HDA:11d4194a,103c30e7,00100400'
   Controls : 18
   Simple ctrls : 11
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=22dda47f-9794-437a-bbed-1234fe962e36
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release amd64 (20091027)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP EliteBook 8530w
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: linux (not installed)
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-24-generic root=UUID=8beae753-ec13-40dd-bb10-57cfa23c58da ro vga=773 elevator=noop quiet splash nomodeset
ProcEnviron:
 LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic 2.6.35.8
Regression: Yes
RelatedPackageVersions: linux-firmware 1.38
Reproducible: Yes
Tags: maverick regression-release needs-upstream-testing
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare staff sudo
dmi.bios.date: 12/08/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68PDV Ver. F.11
dmi.board.name: 30E7
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 90.26
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68PDVVer.F.11:bd12/08/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPEliteBook8530w:pvrF.11:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn30E7:rvrKBCVersion90.26:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP EliteBook 8530w
dmi.product.version: F.11
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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Alex Moldovan (alexmoldovan) wrote :

Here is the xev output of a HP EliteBook 8530w obtained by pressing the following keys:
a; Left Touchpad button; b; Middle Touchpad button; c; Right Touchpad button; and d.

Halkane (halkane) wrote :

The patch work on HP Compaq 8510w without reboot :

sudo apt-get install dkms
wget https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/582809/+attachment/1675262/+files/psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2
tar -xjf psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2
sudo cp -r psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic /usr/src/
sudo dkms add -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms build -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo rmmod psmouse && sudo modprobe psmouse

Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-04-06
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

Dana Goyette, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. Maverick reached EOL on April 10, 2012.
Please see this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We were wondering if this is still an issue in a supported release? If so, can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ .

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command in a supported release from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tag 'kernel-fixed-upstream'.

If the mainline kernel does not fix this bug, please add the tag: 'kernel-bug-exists-upstream'.

If you are unable to test the mainline kernel, for example it will not boot, please add the tag: 'kernel-unable-to-test-upstream'.

Please let us know your results. Thanks in advance.

tags: added: needs-upstream-testing
removed: apport-collected synaptics touchpad
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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