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raygeeknyc

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Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« on: September 14, 2009, 15:24:58 PM »
Hi fellow Fly fans

I did an install of Flybuntu from Windoze on an a33im using the method of restoring flybuntu.000 to the newly created 10GB P: drive.  Post install I set up GRUB, etc. and all looked to have gone well.

When I boot into Linux, the touch screen works but the regular pointer does not, if I try to move to cursor using the pointer device, the cursor jumps wildly about the screen.  If I use the touchscreen and stylus, I can move the cursor but then if I click the hardware "mouse" button the cursor jumps around in a similar way.

Does anyone here have any experience with this kind of problem or suggestion as to how I might fix it?

Thanks,
---Raymond

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 01:07:59 AM »
hi,
please post the log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log here as attachment

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 07:45:28 AM »
Hi Elmar
  Thanks, here it is
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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 13:59:40 PM »
please post your xorg.conf and the output of dmesg too

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 03:54:17 AM »
Sure thing.  Attached here.

Again, thanks

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2009, 22:21:21 PM »
hmmm, i am sorry.
i dont know whats wrong. i have a a33i too and it works here.

does the mouse work when you disable the touchscreen in xorg.conf?

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2009, 06:06:14 AM »
Hi Elmar
  I commented out the references to touchscreen in the server layout and for good measure I commented out the touchscreen section.  The effect was to cause the touchscreen input to flip on both the horizontal and vertical axes.

I then decided to try changing the pointer def from /dev/mice to /dev/mouse0, mouse1 and then mouse2.  mouse0 and mouse2 were dead whereas mouse1 seems to be the same as mice

One more thing I thought of, can you tell me what BIOS version your a33i is running (from the BIOS settings info)?  Maybe that's a difference to resolve.

Thanks for your help, it's appreciated.
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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2009, 05:23:38 AM »
*ping* :)

I'm running BIOS version 20050325 (the one  that's available on the website)
H8 Firmware version 2.41
Motherboard version Flybook 1.9

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2009, 10:05:56 AM »
mine is older

my bios version is 20041005
H8 firmware 2.39
Motherboard 1.9

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2009, 14:52:26 PM »
Thanks, that's one thing to try, if only there were a downgrade BIOS installer for the older version.  I found a couple of posts from people with the same problem, their external/other mice work (one referenced their Bluetooth mouse) but the internal pointer "jumps around."

It seems like a possibility that, if not a BIOS related issue, there might be different hardware in different revisions of the hardware - I think that I will do some digging around and see if I can detect exactly what hardware is behind the built-in pointer in my Flybook.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks much
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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2009, 15:03:44 PM »
Any other suggestions?

no, but your mouse is internal connected to ps/2 as input8 (event device 8 )

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2009, 15:43:28 PM »
Thanks, that'll save me some time/research   :)

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2009, 04:56:30 AM »
Well, I removed the inversion of X and Y axes in Xorg.conf and the pointer still jumps around erratically, albeit in the right general direction now :)

Upon further reflection, in its current state it seems like an interrupt servicing problem - I'm going to play with related BIOS and kernel params.  Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2009, 11:43:19 AM »
you have to know, the touchscreen driver has 2 components. the kernel driver penmoutlpc and the xorg driver plpevtch. the first step should be to look what the kernel driver reports.

for maximum debug output use
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sudo bash
rmmod penmountlpc
modprobe penmountlpc debug=3

move the stick diagonal over the screen and the look if the coordinate values are like the should be with "dmesg"

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 22:44:09 PM »
SOLVED!  :)
 
I launched Windoze and noted that there's a rate=100 setting in the pointer driver - a little research revealed that the psmouse driver takes a rate= option. I added options psmouse rate=100 to /etc/modprobe.d/options but the module did not get the option, I imagine that it is not being modprobed.  So I added
rmmod psmouse && modprobe psmouse
to /etc/rc.local
and...
TADA!  :D

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Re: Flybook a33i post install problem with pointer
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2012, 13:54:43 PM »
Yes I guess as well that it needs to be removed the inversion of X and Y axes in Xorg.conf .
I saw similar problems in my experience but as I read now the last post its solved.