Re: presario laptop and 2.5.71

Peter Osterlund (
16 Jun 2003 07:33:18 +0200

Thomas Molina <> writes:

> I have two problems with 2.5.71 and my Presario 12XL325 laptop.
> Problem one is that my synaptics mousepad does not work. Previously, it
> was recognized as a PS/2 device. With this kernel I get nothing. I am
> including my configuration. I've tried with the synaptics-specific driver
> loaded as well as simply just using the generic ps/2 support which has
> worked in the past.
> The second problem is that the yenta module is not auto loaded with this
> kernel. Doing a modprobe yenta brings the pcmcia ethernet card to life,
> but it is aggravating.
> The last kernel I tried (which worked) was 2.5.70-bk as of June 07.
> Relevant dmeg extract from this kernel (2.5.70-0607) is:
> Jun 15 14:58:13 lap kernel: mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
> Jun 15 14:58:13 lap kernel: input: PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on
> isa0060/serio1
> Jun 15 14:58:13 lap kernel: serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
> Jun 15 14:58:13 lap kernel: input: AT Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0
> Jun 15 14:58:13 lap kernel: serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
> Relevant dmesg extract from 2.5.71 is:
> (Note: This is 2.5.71 with plain PS/2 configured. The only difference in
> dmesg output when the new synaptics support is compile in is that the
> "synaptics reset failed" message does not appear in the latter case.)

I think this is some kind of build problem. The messages you quote
should not even be compiled into the kernel if you disable
CONFIG_MOUSE_PS2_SYNAPTICS in the kernel configuration.

Also note that this driver needs user space support, see:

Also make sure the evdev module is loaded.

Peter Osterlund -
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