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dtor_core at ameritech

Nov 7, 2004, 10:54 PM

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[RFT/PATCH] Toshiba Satellite, Synaptics & keyboard problems

Hi,

If anyone experiencing keyboard getting "stuck" when you use Synaptics
touchpad in native mode on Toshiba Satellite type notebooks it seems that
lowering rate to 40 pps (which is roughly the same as standard PS/2 rate
bytewise) helps.

Please try the patch below (should apply to -mm tree) and see if it helps
any. If not using -mm tree just use "psmouse.rate=40" or "modprobe psmouse
rate=40" to check if fix is working for you and let me know.

Thanks!

--
Dmitry


===================================================================


ChangeSet [at] 1, 2004-11-08 01:51:37-05:00, dtor_core [at] ameritech
Input: synaptics - use DMI to detect Toshiba Satellite notebooks
and automatically reduce touchpad reporting rate to 40 pps
as they have trouble handling high rate (80 pps).

Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor [at] mail>


synaptics.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 files changed, 26 insertions(+)


===================================================================



diff -Nru a/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c b/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c
--- a/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c 2004-11-08 01:52:54 -05:00
+++ b/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c 2004-11-08 01:52:54 -05:00
@@ -604,6 +604,20 @@
return 0;
}

+#if defined(__i386__)
+#include <linux/dmi.h>
+static struct dmi_system_id synaptics_dmi_table[] = {
+ {
+ .ident = "Toshiba Satellite",
+ .matches = {
+ DMI_MATCH(DMI_SYS_VENDOR, "TOSHIBA"),
+ DMI_MATCH(DMI_PRODUCT_NAME , "Satellite"),
+ },
+ },
+ { }
+};
+#endif
+
int synaptics_init(struct psmouse *psmouse)
{
struct synaptics_data *priv;
@@ -636,6 +650,18 @@
psmouse->disconnect = synaptics_disconnect;
psmouse->reconnect = synaptics_reconnect;
psmouse->pktsize = 6;
+
+#if defined(__i386__)
+ /*
+ * Toshiba's KBC seems to have trouble handling data from
+ * Synaptics as full rate, switch to lower rate which is roughly
+ * thye same as rate of standard PS/2 mouse.
+ */
+ if (dmi_check_system(synaptics_dmi_table)) {
+ printk(KERN_INFO "synaptics: Toshiba Satellite detected, limiting rate to 40pps.\n");
+ psmouse->rate = 40;
+ }
+#endif

return 0;

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quade at hsnr

Nov 8, 2004, 12:35 AM

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Re: [RFT/PATCH] Toshiba Satellite, Synaptics & keyboard problems [In reply to]

On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 01:54:52AM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> Hi,
>
> If anyone experiencing keyboard getting "stuck" when you use Synaptics
> touchpad in native mode on Toshiba Satellite type notebooks it seems that
> lowering rate to 40 pps (which is roughly the same as standard PS/2 rate
> bytewise) helps.
>
> Please try the patch below (should apply to -mm tree) and see if it helps
> any. If not using -mm tree just use "psmouse.rate=40" or "modprobe psmouse
> rate=40" to check if fix is working for you and let me know.

I have problems with "no keyboard" since Kernel 2.6.9.
I am not using a -mm tree and booting with "psmouse.rate=40" does
_not_ fix the problem :-( (tested with 2.6.9 and 2.6.10-rc1).

As soon as X is started I have no keyboard.
My box is a Acer Travelmate 290 notebook with synaptics/alps
touchpad.

Juergen.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> Dmitry
>
>
> ===================================================================
>
>
> ChangeSet [at] 1, 2004-11-08 01:51:37-05:00, dtor_core [at] ameritech
> Input: synaptics - use DMI to detect Toshiba Satellite notebooks
> and automatically reduce touchpad reporting rate to 40 pps
> as they have trouble handling high rate (80 pps).
>
> Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <dtor [at] mail>
>
>
> synaptics.c | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 files changed, 26 insertions(+)
>
>
> ===================================================================
>
>
>
> diff -Nru a/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c b/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c
> --- a/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c 2004-11-08 01:52:54 -05:00
> +++ b/drivers/input/mouse/synaptics.c 2004-11-08 01:52:54 -05:00
> @@ -604,6 +604,20 @@
> return 0;
> }
>
> +#if defined(__i386__)
> +#include <linux/dmi.h>
> +static struct dmi_system_id synaptics_dmi_table[] = {
> + {
> + .ident = "Toshiba Satellite",
> + .matches = {
> + DMI_MATCH(DMI_SYS_VENDOR, "TOSHIBA"),
> + DMI_MATCH(DMI_PRODUCT_NAME , "Satellite"),
> + },
> + },
> + { }
> +};
> +#endif
> +
> int synaptics_init(struct psmouse *psmouse)
> {
> struct synaptics_data *priv;
> @@ -636,6 +650,18 @@
> psmouse->disconnect = synaptics_disconnect;
> psmouse->reconnect = synaptics_reconnect;
> psmouse->pktsize = 6;
> +
> +#if defined(__i386__)
> + /*
> + * Toshiba's KBC seems to have trouble handling data from
> + * Synaptics as full rate, switch to lower rate which is roughly
> + * thye same as rate of standard PS/2 mouse.
> + */
> + if (dmi_check_system(synaptics_dmi_table)) {
> + printk(KERN_INFO "synaptics: Toshiba Satellite detected, limiting rate to 40pps.\n");
> + psmouse->rate = 40;
> + }
> +#endif
>
> return 0;
>
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dmitry.torokhov at gmail

Nov 8, 2004, 6:33 AM

Post #3 of 4 (670 views)
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Re: [RFT/PATCH] Toshiba Satellite, Synaptics & keyboard problems [In reply to]

On Mon, 8 Nov 2004 09:35:31 +0100, Juergen Quade <quade [at] hsnr> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 01:54:52AM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > If anyone experiencing keyboard getting "stuck" when you use Synaptics
> > touchpad in native mode on Toshiba Satellite type notebooks it seems that
> > lowering rate to 40 pps (which is roughly the same as standard PS/2 rate
> > bytewise) helps.
> >
> > Please try the patch below (should apply to -mm tree) and see if it helps
> > any. If not using -mm tree just use "psmouse.rate=40" or "modprobe psmouse
> > rate=40" to check if fix is working for you and let me know.
>
> I have problems with "no keyboard" since Kernel 2.6.9.
> I am not using a -mm tree and booting with "psmouse.rate=40" does
> _not_ fix the problem :-( (tested with 2.6.9 and 2.6.10-rc1).
>
> As soon as X is started I have no keyboard.
> My box is a Acer Travelmate 290 notebook with synaptics/alps
> touchpad.
>

Well, this one is pretty easy - make sure that you have a recent
version of Synaptics X driver and change protocol in your XF86Config
to "auto-dev". (most likely you wree using /dev/input/exentX as your
device and in 2.6.9 your keyboard and touchpad swapped their
event devices).

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Dmitry
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quade at hsnr

Nov 8, 2004, 10:18 AM

Post #4 of 4 (677 views)
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Re: [RFT/PATCH] Toshiba Satellite, Synaptics & keyboard problems [In reply to]

> ...
> Well, this one is pretty easy - make sure that you have a recent
> version of Synaptics X driver and change protocol in your XF86Config
> to "auto-dev". (most likely you wree using /dev/input/exentX as your
> device and in 2.6.9 your keyboard and touchpad swapped their
> event devices).

Gotcha!
Your guess was right. Thanks a lot!

Juergen.
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