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  • Jason Morganson
    Aug 2, 2004
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      The Synaptics drivers don't seem to on the 8200. What should I do?

      --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "Hamish Morgan"
      <hamish_iam@y...> wrote:
      > The following is copied from the FAQ at Synaptics Touchpad driver
      page
      > http://w1.894.telia.com/~u89404340/touchpad/
      >
      >
      > * Does it work on a Dell Inspiron 8200?
      >
      > No, the Dell Inspiron 8200 has an ALPS touchpad that seems to
      be
      > incompatible with other ALPS touchpads. Since no hardware
      > documentation is available, this model will not be supported
      until
      > someone who has access to the hardware manages to reverse
      engineer
      > it.
      >
      >
      > ...I also have an 8200 and my touchpad doesn't work :(
      >
      > Hamish
      >
      >
      > --- In linux-dell-laptops@yahoogroups.com, "Jason Morganson"
      > <jasonmorganson@y...> wrote:
      > > Hello,
      > >
      > > I have a Dell Inspiron 8200, I recently installed Slackware and
      have
      > > been trying to get my touchpad working with no luck. I read every

      > > HOW-TO i could find and read anything I could find. The ALP's pad

      > > seems to be a little tricky though and doesn't work out of the
      box
      > > for most people, but then other people have no problems with it.
      So
      > > the help files i could find a very diverse. I was hoping maybe
      > > someone here could help me out.
      > >
      > > My system is a Dell Inspiron 8200, I am running Slackware 10.0,
      > > kernel 2.6.7, the x.org window server, and KDE aKademy.
      > >
      > > I read that gpm doesn't work well with the 8200, I tried with it
      on
      > > and off and it didn't make a difference, it is disabled right
      now.
      > >
      > > Here is the input section of my xorg.conf file:
      > >
      > > Section "InputDevice"
      > > Identifier "USB Mouse"
      > > Driver "mouse"
      > > Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
      > > Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      > > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
      > > Option "Buttons" "5"
      > > EndSection
      > >
      > > Section "InputDevice"
      > > Identifier "TouchPad"
      > > Driver "mouse"
      > > Option "Protocol" "GlidePointPS/2"
      > > Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
      > > Option "Emulate3Buttons"
      > > Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
      > > EndSection
      > >
      > > And I have this in my server layout:
      > >
      > > InputDevice "TouchPad" "CorePointer"
      > > InputDevice "USB Mouse" "SendCoreEvents"
      > > InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
      > >
      > > Thanks for any help you can give me, it is a little bit of a
      nusence
      > > to have to plug in a mouse to use a laptop.
      > >
      > > Jason
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