TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LINUX

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TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LINUX

Postby costacontato » 2017-08-27 13:31

****SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH

Good Morning!

I recently bought a Lenovo Notebook, Model Ideapad 320.
When trying to install Ubuntu 16.04, I came across a problem with the touchpad, the mouse pointer did not even appear.

In some distributions the mouse pointer appeared but did not move, in other distributions (tested distributions in Live Cd: Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse).

In this I even removed Windows because the notebook is new I was afraid to remove and then unable to solve the problem in some Linux distribution.

The driver responsible for the touchpad would be Elan Smart Pad - corresponding match in some distribution?
Could you install Synaptics on linux? Would it be a problem because it was Elan and not Synaptics?

In the debian site I found the following:

Determining the type of Touchpad
The following command will tell you whether you have a Synaptics, ALPS or Elantech touchpad:
egrep -i 'synap|alps|etps|elan' /proc/bus/input/devices

(Elantech support was enabled in Linux kernel 2.6.32-4.)

https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad


The question is: if it has been supported in the Kernel since version 2.6 what happened that did not recognize?

Would that be the solution?
Because I do not want to risk and keep the touchpad unusable, I will only install some Gnu / Linux distribution with certainty that I will solve the problem.

The Port on Windows 10 states how I2C did not have to be PS / 2?
Waiting for answers, I'm really annoyed to have to stay on Windows rs

Searching I encountered the same problem:

On here:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/948439/ ... untu-17-04

This seems to have been solved, but I did not understand. If possible could anyone explain?


On here:

Https://askubuntu.com/questions/943320/ ... stribution

Already in this the problem has not yet been solved, but it is the same, perhaps the solution of the first serves in all.
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby arochester » 2017-08-27 13:49

"Something to be aware of: Debian is a core or source distribution. This means there are many Debian-based distributions. THEY ARE NOT DEBIAN."
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby costacontato » 2017-08-27 14:22

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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby costacontato » 2017-08-27 14:27



Yes!
Do you know how to solve it?

In this link I said there seems to be a solution:

Https://askubuntu.com/questions/948439/ ... untu-17-04

But I do not quite understand you
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby dobiegillis » 2017-09-16 16:53

I'm having this problem on my IdeaPad 320-15ABR.

There was a new ID was merged into kernel 4.12, supposedly fixing the issue: http://lkml.org/lkml/2017/8/22/749 But my touchpad still doesn't work. I've even tried the latest version 4.13 to try with this fix: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke ... 1516c1e70d
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby alan stone » 2017-09-17 06:49

For future reference:

Tip: Test Your Laptop With Linux (Try Before You Buy)

Most vendors have a showrooms and shops. Visit nearest shop with Linux Live CD (such as Knoppix or Ubuntu or Fedora ) and ask them to boot laptop using Live CD. See if it works or not; boot into Linux. Make sure you can see X Windows, connects to the Internet via wireless card and so on. If you get 100% result, then just purchase it.

Source: https://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-laptop.html

Also: How to Buy a Laptop for Linux
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby dobiegillis » 2017-09-18 16:26

I opened a stackexchange question for my issue here: https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... -320-15abr
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby arochester » 2017-09-18 16:53

"Something to be aware of: Debian is a core or source distribution. This means there are many Debian-based distributions. THEY ARE NOT DEBIAN."
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby dobiegillis » 2017-09-19 15:43

Hmmm, they might have a slightly different model than mine. I'm still having trouble with the 4.13.2 kernel. And my touchpad is Synaptics, not Elantech. I opened a kernel bug here: https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=196985
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby pylkko » 2017-09-20 09:19

There is a hight chance that this is due to the fact that the new hardware has new properties that are not supported by old standard kernel modules. It is very likely that such common hardware will work straight out of the box with future kernel versions.
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Re: TOUCHPAD LENOVO DOES NOT WORK ON NO DISTRIBUTION GNU/LIN

Postby dobiegillis » 2017-09-20 16:24

pylkko wrote:There is a hight chance that this is due to the fact that the new hardware has new properties that are not supported by old standard kernel modules. It is very likely that such common hardware will work straight out of the box with future kernel versions.


Yeah, that's what I figured. This is a brand-new laptop after all. Anyways, I'm interested in helping the fixes reach the kernel, so I've done a few kernel re-compiles and updated that ticket with the info. I'll update this thread once it's fixed.
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