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Author Topic: Synaptics touchpad 5.9rc3 ( solved )  (Read 1560 times)

dieseldog442

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Synaptics touchpad 5.9rc3 ( solved )
« on: December 06, 2007, 06:30:43 pm »

I receive the following failure in xorg.log when I try to load the synaptics driver.
I'm currently dual booting with Slackware 12 and the driver works fine,so I've ruled out the hardware.
It seems to be related to xorg 7.3.


(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so: undefined symbol: miPointerGetMotionEvents
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "synaptics"
(EE) Failed to load module "synaptics" (loader failed, 7)


Any help is appreciated, looking forward to the final release.
Update:

I now have a working touchpad by following the instructions posted here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/synaptics-driver-on-xorg-7.3-592525/
follow the guide exactly and build your own package, a great learning experience.

Before you begin download and build the package for git here:
http://riksun.riken.go.jp/pub/pub/Linux/slackware/slackware-current/source/d/git/

I don't know if this is the best way or the easiest way to get the synaptics driver working but it worked for me
and it works very well. You will also need to modify the xorg.conf file.

Good Luck







« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 07:20:35 pm by dieseldog442 »
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M0E-lnx

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Re: Synaptics touchpad 5.9rc3
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2007, 06:39:18 pm »

how did you install the driver?

dieseldog442

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Re: Synaptics touchpad 5.9rc3
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 07:34:33 pm »

First I tried the synaptics driver that was preinstalled in 5.9 with no luck.
I tried compiling the driver from source, synaptics - 0.14.6, but that also failed
as a last resort I copied the driver from my Slack 12 install.
My google research seems to indicate an issue with xorg 7.3 but not much info out there.
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