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Old 2nd November 2008
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Default TouchPad problem on my Thinkpad R61i


I'm running a FreeBSD 7 with Xfce4 on my Lenovo (IBM) ThinkPad R61i and I have a problem setting up my TouchPad.

I installed Synaptics drivers from my ports tree and it doesnt seem to be working. There seems to be a problem with recognizing my TouchPad.

So, here are some of the outputs, logs, config file editing, etc...

dmesg | grep psm0

psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
psm0: [ITHREAD]
psm0: model Generic PS/2 mouse, device ID 0

/etc/X11/xorg.conf file ->


/var/log/Xorg.0.log ->


/etc/rc.conf ->

Added: "moused_enable="NO"" ( without these double qotation marks )

/boot/loader.conf ->

Added: "hw.psm.synaptics_support=1" ( without quotation marks )

(EE) Synaptics_Touchpad Found no Synaptics, found Mouse model 0 instead
(EE) Synaptics_Touchpad no synaptics touchpad detected and no repeater device
(EE) Synaptics_Touchpad Unable to query/initialize Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "Synaptics_Touchpad"

This is a part of my Xorg.0.log and i think this is the main problem. I found on an Gentoo forum that there might be a problem with my touchpad as it says here:

3. Touchpad issues: seems that some later-model 61s are shipping with an ALPS pad, rather than the tried-and-true Synaptics. Users are having to resort to all kinds of hackery to get the useful features out of their pad.
So, what am i doing wrong?

Thank you in advance.

Greetings, _hmp_
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Old 3rd November 2008
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in http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/, there is a thread,
"getting double-clicks........"
which, when the parameters (no time to copy them here) are set to match yours, might fix your problem.
one of 158 found in the google search
r61i xorg.conf touchpad
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Old 3rd November 2008
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Originally Posted by _hmp_ View Post
I installed Synaptics drivers from my ports tree and it doesnt seem to be working.
I also was not able to make it work.
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Old 7th December 2008
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Hello again.

I managed to "bypass" the problem using the moused instead of Synaptics. Works like a charm. Well, more or less.

The problem is "tap to click" or "sidescroll" don't work at all. Resolution setting is acticng a little weir. I just can't set it the way i like, either its too slow or too fast, but I'm getting used to it.

If you don't use tap and Synaptics don't work you wont mind working with moused.
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