Subject: Re: Notebook issues (apm, sound, touchpat)
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Nathan J Williams <email@example.com>
Date: 09/13/1997 19:35:45
2. Besides that, the machine has a built-in soundcard (works fine under
Win95 using some ESS1680(?) sounddriver, but it's not recognized by the
GENERIC kernel. Here's what dmesg says:
The ESS chips have a SoundBlaster compatible mode. Something's
wrong if your kernel doesn't find a sb0 device, since sb0 is in
GENERIC. The sb mode of the ESS chips isn't up to the full capabilites
of the chip (no 16-bit modes, for example), but it works.
3. The machine has a touchpad as mouse-replacement, the Win* driver says
something about Synaptics(?). Any chance about that?
The Synaptics touchpad will, by default, pretend to be a PS/2
mouse device. The PS/2 mouse driver isn't in the GENERIC kernel (why?
I don't know. Maybe it breaks some systems?), but building a kernel
with pms0 enabled should let you use the touchpad normally, including
"tapping" for clicking. The relevant lines from the XF86Config on my
NEC Versa 2405 (running 1.2G) with a Synaptics touchpad are: