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Hi everyone. I performed a linux upgrade, can't remember how, i think with yum, and the kernel got upgraded there as well. Now, before i did that, i was able ...
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    Touchpad altered after upgrade


    Hi everyone.

    I performed a linux upgrade, can't remember how, i think with yum, and the kernel got upgraded there as well. Now, before i did that, i was able to double-finger on the touchpad and i could drag objects and windows sliding my finger on the touchpad and then letting go. I was able to select objects the same way. But now, i can't do this anymore. Does anyone have any idea what happened or where i can start looking for answers? Another interesting fact is that otherwise, it's working fine.

    This happened about 2 months ago and i've been searching almighty google for the solution but it hasn't come yet.

    My laptop is a toshiba satellite A70-SP211 having fedora core 3 on it.

    Thanks for the help in advanced guys.

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    The first step is to identify your touchpad model and manufacturer. This should be easily found using lspci and dmesg. Hit google with the new information and/or post it up here.
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    Here's the result of the lspci command, which i read and does not give out any ideas.

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS300 Host Bridge (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon 9100 IGP AGP Bridge
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #1 (rev 01)
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc OHCI USB Controller #2 (rev 01)
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc EHCI USB Controller (rev 01)
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 18)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
    00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP150 AC'97 Audio Controller
    00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc IXP AC'97 Modem (rev 01)
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS300M AGP [Radeon Mobility 9100IGP]
    02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc CB1410 Cardbus Controller (rev 01)
    On the other hand, the result from the dmesg command threw a long list of items, i am going to go over it and try to find out if i can filter options regarding the touchpad, which will be hard to accomplish since in linux, names don't give away a hint of what they are about.

    Here's something i picked up grepping the long list with mouse and touchpad:

    Code:
    mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
    psmouse.c: GlidePoint at isa0060/serio4/input0 lost synchronization, throwing 1 bytes away.
    Hope this helps you. I will start another round of googling over again.

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    Unhappy

    I am going nuts over this problem, can anybody give me anymore hints with the information i've posted so far? The last post represents the time when i started googling, and today i just want to get it done and i don't know how.

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