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From: Luke <llu@××××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Gentoo 2004.3 x86_64: having problems with keyboard and touch pad on eMachines laptop
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 16:20:01
In Reply to: [gentoo-amd64] Gentoo 2004.3 x86_64: having problems with keyboard and touch pad on eMachines laptop by Sergei Olonichev
I have the same model and everything (except the broadcom 54g nic) works great 
including tapping and scrolling on the touchpad. m6809's bios is adequate 
(unlike previous models)

On Saturday 04 December 2004 05:15 am, Sergei Olonichev wrote:
> Hello All! > > I installed Gentoo 2004.3 x86_64 on eMachines M6809 notebook. Everything > works as expected except the built-in keyboard and touchpad (now I am > using USB mouse and keyboard). There are some suggestions in internet to > update BIOS and/or change kernel configuration but I don't wanna update > bios and kernel my configuration seems to be fine. > > So, my question is: does anyone have similar configuration and have > built-in keyboard and touch-pad working? Or what's wrong with my > configuration? > > Some more info: they do not work in both console and X; in grub prompt > built-in keyboard works fine; xev does not receive any messages from > these devices.
This is a sign of lacking event support in the kernel config, make sure CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV is selected. cat /proc/bus/input/devices should show two entries like this: I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41 N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0 H: Handlers=kbd event0 B: EV=120013 B: KEY=402000000 3802078f840d001 f2ffffdfffefffff fffffffffffffffe B: MSC=10 B: LED=7 I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0007 Version=0000 N: Name="SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" P: Phys=isa0060/serio1/input0 H: Handlers=mouse0 event1 B: EV=b B: KEY=6420 70000 0 0 0 0 B: ABS=11000003 __Luke -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list