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Thread: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

  1. #1
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    Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    I own a Sony Vaio VPCF1290X with Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, and, as the title implies, my touchpad does not work. When checking through the Xorg.0.log in /var/log, I noticed that it does say that the mouse is recognized (even though it's as a Macintosh mouse).

    Xorg.0.log:
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation (/dev/inp
    ut/event2)
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catcha
    ll"
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: always reports core events
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found 3 mouse buttons
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found relative axes
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Found x and y relative axes
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: Configuring as mouse
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
    (**) Macintosh mouse button emulation: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
    (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Macintosh mouse button emulation" (type: MOUSE)
    (II) Macintosh mouse button emulation: initialized for relative axes.
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device Macintosh mouse button emulation (/dev/input/mouse0)
    (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device Sony Vaio Jogdial (/dev/input/event8)
    (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    (II) config/udev: Adding input device Sony Vaio Jogdial (/dev/input/mouse2)
    (II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)

    On my previous laptop, there was a button that could turn off the touchpad. While this laptop doesn't appear to have that button, what's happening seems to be similar. Does anyone have any ideas, or need more information?

  2. #2
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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    I do not have much experience with this problem, But I do have a question for you.

    Does the touchpad work in you boot from the live cd??

    This could help you troubleshoot a hardware or software problem.
    Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves-Confucius

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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    I have the exact same problem on my Vaio F series (VPCF121FD). Here is a link to the bug posted on launchpad, it hasnt gotten much traction yet https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/601239

    The problem exists both on the livecd and on an installed OS. I have also tried other distros and have the same problem, no mouse whatsoever via the touchpad. Windows reports the touchpad as an Alps devices.

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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    I've found a fix for this. Credit goes to this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=vaio+series Post #2


    Here's the fix:

    1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nopnp"
    2. Run: sudo update-grub
    3. Reboot.

  5. #5
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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    That worked great! Thanks Terry.r!

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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    I'm not sure that all the scrolling and touchpad options work, but at least this gives us a touchpad that is somewhat useful

  7. #7
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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    Had the same problem loading Lucid on my new Vaio F series and that works but give limited function, hope they can get us full functionality soon!

    Jeff

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    Re: Vaio F Series Touchpad Doesn't Work

    Quote Originally Posted by terry.r View Post
    I've found a fix for this. Credit goes to this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=vaio+series Post #2


    Here's the fix:

    1. Edit /etc/default/grub to include GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nopnp"
    2. Run: sudo update-grub
    3. Reboot.

    It worked for my VAIO VPCEA35FG. It is great to use Ubuntu even if new in this. Thanks a lot.

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