CF-29 Linux Trackpad

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  1. Hypervisor

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    No idea, xset q reports back the value I set it at with xset m. I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the new kernel. I'd download an older release with an older kernel to check but that'd take a few days with my internet connection.
     
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    ALL CF-29 start slow.
    I use xset m 8 1 just until I create psmouse.conf otherwise the draggy mouse drives me nuts.
    After that with all but antiX17 things are pretty good.

    I'm in the habit, with antiX, of using Windows key and letter key to navigate.
    Like Windows key [C] for command center. Windows key [enter] for terminal.

    See ya tomorrow.
     
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    This works from terminal. I disabled psmouse.conf first.

    It also works from grub when inserted after quiet...for one session.

    I need to learn more about update-grub with antiX when dealing with a LiveUSB.

    Code:
    $ sudo modprobe -r psmouse #removes psmouse from kernel
    demo@antix1:~
    $ sudo modprobe psmouse proto=bare #installs psmouse with option
    
    
    It "seems" to be a little quicker than reolution=400 (snappier)
     
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    That worked perfectly.

    It's been several years since I played with grub but from memory there should be a file on the live usb you can edit to permanently add it. However this was when backtrack 3 was the latest release.
     
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    It occurred to me I forgot to say thank you sheepman, So thank you very much.

    For anyone else who has this problem,

    I've added the above code to rc.local on my system to cause it to execute upon boot everytime. The file is below.

    rc.local is under /etc/rc.local

    #!/bin/sh -e
    #
    # rc.local
    #
    # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
    # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
    # value on error.
    #
    # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
    # bits.
    #
    modprobe -r psmouse
    modprobe psmouse proto=bare
    exit 0
     
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    Your very welcome.

    What I learned from this exercise: for those reading the last page of the thread only.

    Situation:
    1. While going through some very old to me USB sticks I booted a Linux OS onto a CF-52.
    2. The touchpad was dead.
    3. I used:
    Code:
    $ sudo modprobe -r psmouse #removes psmouse from kernel
    demo@antix1:~
    $ sudo modprobe psmouse proto=bare #installs psmouse with option
    
    4. dmesg stated Generic psmouse driver installed.....and the touchpad came to life for the session.

    It turned out the stick was backup os or something for a CF-29MK2.

    The point is if you can get into terminal using touchscreen or hotkeys (Super-key) then two lines of code gets you going with the touchpad.

    This is a temporary hack!

    FYI FWIW
     
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