[olug] Intermittent failure of Synaptics TouchPad under knoppix hd install

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 05:56:06 UTC 2006

I am running a knoppix hard drive install of Debian on a Dell Latitude
C610 laptop.  It has a touchpad with an eraser head pointer as well. 
Most bootups, the touchpad and pointer work fine.  But every so often,
they do not work at all.  Attached is the diff of dmesg output, but
basically the Synaptics Touchpad driver does not load.

How do i hardcode a driver to always load?

Any recommended man pages?
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< Detected 996.759 MHz processor.
> Detected 996.787 MHz processor.
< audit(1136261858.610:0): initialized
> audit(1136205004.921:0): initialized
> Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 5.7, id: 0x9b48b1, caps: 0x804793/0x0
> serio: Synaptics pass-through port at isa0060/serio1/input0
> input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad on isa0060/serio1
> ts: Compaq touchscreen protocol output
> input: PS/2 Generic Mouse on synaptics-pt/serio0
< ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (42 C)
> ACPI: Thermal Zone [THM] (56 C)

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