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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    A system update updated systemd and now my startup script inserting the modules works.
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    There has been a problem with elan_i2c module in earlier kernels as I am told on my libinput thread, which could also be a cause of your problem, where a blacklist of this module might help. /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf It should then contain: blacklist elan_i2c
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Until now I use a script that does the modprobes for me manually after boot. I have put it into my startup scripts under systemd, but it didn't work and I admit that I have not looked more into why it didn't work.
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Since I am not using the main distro's I am not using the procedure Lord Boltar suggests. I use kernels from kernel.org and configure and build them myself (make menuconfig, make, make modules, make modules_install ...). It sounds like your device has a problem with ACPI, which is what should...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    So this issue has now been resolved, long last! :) No boot parameters are needed. What is needed is a relatively newer kernel and from the 5.13.4 I am now using, one must enable: CONFIG_INTEL_IDMA64 CONFIG_X86_INTEL_LPSS CONFIG_PCI_MSI, acpi and designware stuff and the HID modules and some...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    P.S. It should be obvious from what I have written, that I have not made a post on Gentoo forum as I don't regard it as a Gentoo issue. But I can try that also, as there might just be someone there who is skilled with kernel issues, who can help me. And I am now also looking at the mailing lists...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Thanks for your suggested ideas. It is so that I managed to get the touchpad detected by inserting boot parameters (and I ended doing so in /etc/default/grub to use grub-mkconfig), but the fact is that the Lubuntu distro where I tried the LiveCD, did not have boot parameters and the touchpad...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    I consider this a general Linux community forum (I hope it is), and as it is the Linux kernel I am having problems with, I don't regard it as a distro related issue, but a general Linux community issue. I have of course read through relevant wiki pages on Gentoo related to touchpads. I also...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Everybody who uses Linux uses the Linux kernel (https://www.kernel.org/), so even though some companies have spent money on improvements to the kernel, they also use the work of others to realize their product, so the right thing to do is to give those improvements back to the community, that is...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Hello @wizardfromoz, An updated Gentoo: Gentoo Base System release 2.7 Kernel now: 5.11.11 Regards, HansS
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Well, that's all fine and dandy, but the make procedure does things (scripts using binaries) that are only compatible with your system, otherwise I would be able to build it also, and it does not build!
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    If you have the kernel sources, you should be able to build the configured kernel by the usual make, make modules and make modules_install procedure. All the kernels I use are installed in this way. One should not need some distro binary in that process besides the compiler and relevant system...
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    That is where the problem is, Ubuntu blocks you from building their kernels on non-Ubuntu systems. Basically it looks like Microsoft mentality has overtaken the major "Linux" distributions. Perhaps this situation is NSA related.
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    That is the problem. I want to control my kernel build myself, besides I cannot incrementally change things to determine what makes it work.
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    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    Yes, I have been able to download the kernel, but I cannot build it. It seems that it requires some Ubuntu license system through Ubuntu programs. I have studied the Ubuntu kernel somewhat, but I have not been able to determine the difference that made it work.
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