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Bug 155212 - Trackpoint Disabled in 2.6.11
Summary: Trackpoint Disabled in 2.6.11
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 154728
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-18 05:42 UTC by Nicholas Andrade
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-04-18 16:38:53 UTC

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Description Nicholas Andrade 2005-04-18 05:42:54 UTC
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Description of problem:
After installing kernel 2.6.11-1.14 on my laptop (Dell D610) via yum, I rebooted and found that the trackpoint (and its associated buttons) do not function in 2.6.11.  The touchpad and its buttons still work properly.  To clarify, when I state trackpoint, I'm referring to the eraserhead surrounded by the G, H, B keys and when I say touchpad, I'm referring to the pad below the space bar (see the following image:

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install kernel 2.6.11 via
3.Try to move mouse with the trackpoint

Actual Results:  The cursor will not respond to the trackpoint, and the buttons below it do no function.  xev does not return a response when pressing the mouse buttons.

Expected Results:  I expected the trackpoint to move the cursor and the left and right mouse buttons associated with the trackpoint to function.

Additional info:

I have since tried recompiling the kernel from source (which I extracted using the FC3 release notes from the SRPM) however the problem still persists (I used my .config that functions flawlessly in my recompiled 2.6.10 kernel).  I have experienced this problem in Gentoo (which I also run on this laptop) with gentoo-sources-2.6.11-rc5 & rc6.  I have read in forums that kernel on Suse does not have this problem (the user was on a Dell M70 which also uses a trackpoint and a touchpad).

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-18 16:38:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 154728 ***

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