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    Default ALPS touchpad driver issue on sandy bridge laptops

    I had an issue with my laptop detecting my touchpad as a regular mouse, and it is a known issue on ubuntu 10.04 based distro's. The fix is to use a custom psmouse driver, which didn't want to compile for me at first. This post describes the issue with installing the deb file.

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    wget http://people.canonical.com/~sforshee/lp877666/psmouse-alps-dkms/psmouse-alps-dkms_0.11_all.deb
    dpkg -x psmouse-alps-dkms_0.11_all.deb psmouse/
    ar x psmouse-alps-dkms_0.11_all.deb
    mkdir psmouse/DEBIAN
    tar -xvzf control.tar.gz -C psmouse/DEBIAN
    sed -i -e '136d' psmouse/usr/src/psmouse-alps-0.11/src/alps.c
    dpkg -b psmouse psmouse.deb
    dpkg -i psmouse.deb
    **Edit
    I forgot to mention that you need the kernel sources and that I couldn't get this module to build on 32bit...
    Last edited by fallout; 07-03-2012 at 10:25 AM.

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