Hey guys. I own a Dell E6410 laptop and i am having issues with the touchpad. Sometimes it works just fine but most of the times it dosent. Is there a way to check if its something wrong with the software/driver etc or is it my hardware is failling ?? Havent tried to test the touchpad in windows to check if there it works cause the moment i had it my hands i simple erased windows and went on with installing Antergos. Thanks for your time in advance.
I just installed it and it seems to go just nice so far. I will test it a little bit more and then mark this as solved. Thank you.
I was too quick to judge. My problem persists. Is there anything else i could try ??
From Arch Linux Wiki:
There is a link to PKG for a driver for ALPS - Touch :
But first try to validate what hardwre it is:
may offer info…
I’m prety new to linux and i didnt quite understand what you told back ther. I did execute the command you suggest and i dont really know what i’m reading etc. If you could explain it more i would apreciate it a lot m8. Thank you for your time
lspci shows information about your pci-hardware devices.
the -vv shows double verbose info…
you can do this in terminal:
lspci -vv > lspci.txt
to create a textfile with the info the command finds.
copy text and paste it for example here:
you can share the link to the text here then…
<< i am off for freetime caus working toooooo much before so i share my time here
Here is the results : http://pastebin.com/2kwXzms7 , i have tried a lot of distros but this is actually the first time i find such a friendly community and i’m loving it so far. No more afraid to be mocked cause my question is way to stupid etc.
you can also install lshw:
yaourt -S lshw
this is a grafik toool for showing hardware info…
cat /proc/bus/input/devices > inputdevices.txt
give info about connectet devices and enabled/disabled option aviable
there is also a grafic tool to optimize and configure:
yaourt -S gpointing-device-settings
No more afraid to be mocked cause my question is way to stupid etc.
… there is a german talking:
As one calls it into the forest, the echo comes out of it again
sudo lsusb -v > lsusb.txt
write textfile called lsbusb.txt … the terminal gives only some errors…
you can copy the output also directly from terminal… then
sudo lsusb -v
Device: AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick
Device: AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad
There it is:
also the output of:
lsmod | grep i2c_hid
would be helpfull, caus may this module is your problem…
lsmod: list all loaded kernel-modules the >>| grep “term”<< shows only the line wich include the term…
So caus it show you nothing the module “i2c_hid” is not loaded…and can not caus your problem…
For now we now your hardware… i will need some researching…
I do not think that your touchpad has a HARDWARE failure… caus there are a number of people have trouble with the
AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad
Could you try to install
yaourt -S gpointing-device-settings
and see if your touchpad is configurable with this?
dmesg command is also a good start to find failed stuff…
The results for dmesg : http://pastebin.com/1m6ukXKE , i did install gpointing-device-settings but i cant find anywhere after i install it etc. I so reliefed that you think it wont be a hardware faillure and i cant thank you enought for all your trouble and efford.
you can run
inside terminal to start it… programm is named pointing device settings
Your touchpad seems to correctly detect by sstem and as you say is working kind of… but not as expected.
they are al lot of options to configure touchdevices but the way is difficult as you can see here:
there is also a gnome-shell-extension maybe helpfull:
You can install out of the browser… but as far as i know not with chromium…
I’m using KDE plasma atm so i cant really use that gnome shell extension you suggested. I’m a fool for eye candy looking DE I’m also trying to search it a bit but most of the things i find its like greek to me (inside joke cause im greek :P).