Touchpad not working in Linux

Touchpad not working in Linux

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  • #102980
    Klox
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    • Posts: 6

    Did anyone manage to make the touchpad work in Linux?

    I tried different distros and drivers, but in all of them the touchpad does nothing. It isn’t even recognized by the system.

    #140311
    Chris G
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    • Posts: 2668

    No luck for me as seen in my review. Tried Antergos?

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    #140513
    Klox
    Participant
    • Posts: 6

    I tried Antergos, but the result is the same.

    #142106
    Klox
    Participant
    • Posts: 6

    The problem is in the linux kernel, that does not recognize the touchpad.

    After a long discussion in this bug report https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1526312 someone came up with a solution that solved the problem.

    I think there will be an easier solution soon, but if you don’t want to wait, here are the steps I used to fix the problem.

    1- Download the modified i2c-hid.c file from https://github.com/brotfessor/sipodev/blob/master/b/i2c-hid.c

    2- Download the source of the kernel version you want to use

    3- Replace the original i2c-hid.c file by the modified i2c-hid.c

    4- Now compile the kernel and install

    #142840
    pipolitoto
    Participant
    • Posts: 34

    I’m very interesting by this problem, i understand the process.

    If you had make these manipulations,can you explain me in the detail, and give me the process step by step?

    I use ubuntu and debian, and i am not an unix programmer.

    Thanks

    #142996
    Wojtek
    Participant
    • Posts: 4

    I compiled Ubuntu 18.04 kernel and it works 😀 Awesome thanks 😀

    #143111
    pipolitoto
    Participant
    • Posts: 34

    Hello Wojtek,

    I’m satisfy for you, but can you give a methologie step by step to realise this compilation?

    I use ubuntu 16.04 and debian, i wait for the ubuntu 18.04.

     

    Thanks

    #143167
    Wojtek
    Participant
    • Posts: 4

    You can download my kernel here: https://github.com/pokulan/Ubuntu-Kernel-4.15.0-20-for-Teclast-F7
    Step by step is available on Ubuntu wiki 🙂

    #143236
    pipolitoto
    Participant
    • Posts: 34

    Thank you VOJTEK for your help.

    Tell me, under linux (ubuntu or débian) have you all functionality of the F6 pro ok in tablet mode or pc mode (rotate screen, fingers reader, wifi, charge, etc..) ?

    Thanks

    #143256
    Klox
    Participant
    • Posts: 6

    I don’t think linux has not a good support for touch screen devices, and I don’t think there exists a ‘table mode’, but it works as expected.

    The only thing that does not work is the fingerprint reader. I’ll try to find a way to make it work, because it is very useful. If anyone has fingerprint working in linux, please share with us.

    #143274
    Brad
    Participant
    • Posts: 444

    I think you can toggle screen rotation as needed by installing/configuring and running the xrandr utility.

    #143332
    Wojtek
    Participant
    • Posts: 4

    The touchpad is working (tap, two fingers swipe in all directions, zoom in/out with two fingers + ctrl), I don’t know if touchscreen works, I don’t have F6. Touchpad should works because it is the same but screen?… I don’t know :/

    #143613
    pipolitoto
    Participant
    • Posts: 34

    Hello WOJTEK!

    I follow your instructions on GHitub, it’ s ok on ubntu.

    Thanks,

    I kneew this day, that microsoft  buy GHitub, it’s very crazy, no !

    Microsoft must became open source, it’s very most simple for us. What do you think about that?

     

     

    #145957
    Rem
    Participant
    • Posts: 1

    I compiled Ubuntu 18.04 kernel and it works ? Awesome thanks ?

     

    How did you do that step for step?

    I try many things but did get my touchpad working in Ubuntu 18.04 on my Chuwi Lapbook Air.

    #146699
    Nait
    Participant
    • Posts: 37

    The touchpad is working (tap, two fingers swipe in all directions, zoom in/out with two fingers + ctrl), I don’t know if touchscreen works, I don’t have F6. Touchpad should works because it is the same but screen?… I don’t know :/

    Hi, I am new to linux world, I have installed Ubuntu mate in my teclast F6 pro but I cant make the touchpad work.

    Could you please provide detailed instructions for non linux experts?

    Thanks

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