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I recently got a laptop (yesterday) from a friend. It's an old Compaq Armada and needs a new harddrive, so for now I'm just going to run Knoppix on it. ...
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    Knoppix on laptop - trackpointer not working


    I recently got a laptop (yesterday) from a friend. It's an old Compaq Armada and needs a new harddrive, so for now I'm just going to run Knoppix on it. The problem is that when I boot up KDE, my little eraser-head mouse/tracker doesn't seem to work.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this? I've tried xf86config with no luck

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    I had the same problem as this with Compaq Armada M700. I didn't resolve it but kanotix works and so does Luit linux (both run from cd rom).

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    I had the same problem as this with Compaq Armada M700. I didn't resolve it but kanotix works and so does Luit linux (both run from cd rom).

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    I think i read somewhere that this was caused by a bug in the bios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morse
    I had the same problem as this with Compaq Armada M700. I didn't resolve it but kanotix works and so does Luit linux (both run from cd rom).
    I had the same problem (touchpad, as well as PS/2 and USB-mouse not working) with Compaq Armada M500 and
    Knoppix 3.6 and 3.7 (but I saw 3.7 working on another M500).

    I had it working by using the newer kernel in Knoppix 3.7
    (entered "knoppix26" at "boot:" prompt.)

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    I got it working...I booted with the 2.6 kernel

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