TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

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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 the Linux way.
Putting in license stuff etc in the kernel that makes it usable only to those who use your distro is not the linux way.
I bought an AMD graphics card for a stationary computer and I could not get the accelerated graphics to work because the pro version of the driver was only available for distro's Ubuntu, Suse, Redhat and CentOS. So now I have ditched that AMD card and will never buy AMD again!
 
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HansS

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OK, thanks, I won't be any help here, then - I have used Calculate and Sabayon but not Gentoo itself.

Have you considered asking at Gentoo Forum? They are at

https://forums.gentoo.org/

Cheers

Wizard
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 have a post on libinput forum about this and it is stranded there also, as I get no reply from the guy who I am referred to for kernel issues.

Best,
HansS
 

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Oh well, if you don't want to answer the question, that's your call.

Good luck.

Wizard

BTW just read your post above, maybe you are not understanding my question.

Reading wiki pages is fine, but you know as well as I do that accessing the kernel is influenced by distro family, vis-a-vis command syntax and so on.

Asking at Gentoo Forum might be a better option.

You were asked at #4 on page 1

You did remember to run the 'sudo update-grub' bit, correct? I've known a number of folks who overlooked that step, so I figure I'll double check.
Given you are on Gentoo that would be something similar to

Code:
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
and your answer to that rather, was that you had made changes to /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I expect you do know that changes you make directly to that file are unlikely to survive an update on the grub kernel and likewise the changing of certain other software?

Just a thought or two.

Wizard
 

HansS

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Oh well, if you don't want to answer the question, that's your call.

Good luck.

Wizard

BTW just read your post above, maybe you are not understanding my question.

Reading wiki pages is fine, but you know as well as I do that accessing the kernel is influenced by distro family, vis-a-vis command syntax and so on.

Asking at Gentoo Forum might be a better option.

You were asked at #4 on page 1



Given you are on Gentoo that would be something similar to

Code:
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
and your answer to that rather, was that you had made changes to /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I expect you do know that changes you make directly to that file are unlikely to survive an update on the grub kernel and likewise the changing of certain other software?

Just a thought or two.

Wizard
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 worked when inserting hid_i2c module.

(I think it is wrong that distros add/change scripts in the kernel build procedure, and I think that there is a very unhealthy tendency in the Linux distro community, which will lead to the erosion of Linux, and soon one day you will wake up to a Microsoft logo when you boot your new "Linux"!)

Best,
Hans,
 

HansS

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Oh well, if you don't want to answer the question, that's your call.

Good luck.

Wizard
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 for kernel developers.

Best,
HansS
 

Lord Boltar

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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 worked when inserting hid_i2c module.

(I think it is wrong that distros add/change scripts in the kernel build procedure, and I think that there is a very unhealthy tendency in the Linux distro community, which will lead to the erosion of Linux, and soon one day you will wake up to a Microsoft logo when you boot your new "Linux"!)

Best,
Hans,
I only think it is a matter of time and you will see a Microsoft logo on Linux
 
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