Disable button not functioning correctly on Synaptics Touchpad

Bug #661111 reported by James White on 2010-10-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

My disable button for my Synaptics touchpad has never worked correctly in Ubuntu. From the start the disable button has never functioned.

I managed to find a (sort of) fix to get the button to disable, and that was to change the keybindings, the default value in gconf-editor did not correspond to the actual shortcut key. The default value was XF86TouchpadToggle, however when I created a keyboard shortcut the disable button registers as Help, so I changed the value of the touchpad key binding in gconf-editor and my touchpad works, but the problem is, I have to press the disable button twice to get it to disable and twice to re-neable it again. So I feel that there is more a persistent problem with my machine.

My computer is a Compaq Presario CQ60-307EA, with the Synaptics Touchpad.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.2.2-2ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.34-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 260.19.06 Mon Sep 13 06:35:06 PDT 2010
 GCC version: gcc version 4.4.5 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.4.4-14ubuntu5)
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Oct 15 11:32:40 2010
DkmsStatus: nvidia-current, 260.19.06, 2.6.35-22-generic, i686: installed
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC
ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-22-generic root=UUID=bb388585-714d-4c9b-a695-3be526b6cdde ro quiet splash
SourcePackage: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
dmi.bios.date: 08/18/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.54
dmi.board.name: 303C
dmi.board.vendor: Wistron
dmi.board.version: 08.60
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Wistron
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.54:bd08/18/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnCompaqPresarioCQ60NotebookPC:pvrF.54:rvnWistron:rn303C:rvr08.60:cvnWistron:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: F.54
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
 distro: Ubuntu
 codename: maverick
 architecture: i686
 kernel: 2.6.35-22-generic

James White (jameswhite) wrote :
Gursimran singh (simar) on 2010-11-13
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Gursimran singh (simar) on 2010-11-20
Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Undecided
bugbot (bugbot) wrote :

Hey James,

Hi, have you had a chance to test if this bug is still present in natty?

If it does (and if you're the original reporter), please boot into natty
and run the command:

  apport-collect <bug-number>

which will update the bug with fresh logs and tag the bug as affecting
natty. (It is best to run this right after reproducing the problem.)

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
bugbot (bugbot) wrote :

We're closing this bug since it is has been some time with no response from the original reporter. However, if the issue still exists please feel free to reopen with the requested information. Also, if you could, please test against the latest development version of Ubuntu, since this confirms the bug is one we may be able to pass upstream for help.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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