Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#664 closed defect (fixed)

Non-functional trackpad on Macbooks

Reported by: amweeden06 Owned by: skylar
Priority: minor Milestone: 3.2.1
Component: Both Version:
Keywords: trackpad, macbook, live, driver Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Estimated Hours: 0 Total Hours: 4.58

Description (last modified by amweeden06)

I've noticed that the trackpad on a Macbook doesn't work if the Macbook is running the BCCD in live mode. The Macbook trackpad apparently also doesn't work with other Live CDs such as Sage Live CD, as reported by a workshop presenter at LSU. I'm wondering if there might be a driver that could be included in BCCD to allow the trackpad to work.

I assume this is also an issue in liberated mode, though I have yet to hear of a user liberating a Macbook with the BCCD (I might just try it on an older machine).

Attachments (4)

dmesg_dump.txt (15.3 KB) - added by amweeden06 8 years ago.
Output of the dmesg command on Macbook running Linux Mint
lsmod_dump.txt (1.6 KB) - added by amweeden06 8 years ago.
Output of the lsmod command on Macbook running Linux Mint
lspci_dump.txt (1.4 KB) - added by amweeden06 8 years ago.
Output of the lspci command on Macbook running Linux Mint
Xorg.0.log (29.5 KB) - added by amweeden06 8 years ago.
Xorg log on Macbook running Linux Mint

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Change History (22)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by amweeden06

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by amweeden06

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by amweeden06

  • Type changed from enhancement to defect

There is a work-around, which is plugging in a USB mouse.

Last edited 9 years ago by amweeden06 (previous) (diff)

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

  • Owner set to skylar
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

requesting info:

  1. Download a live CD where the trackpad is known to work (Aaron

mention the Sage live CD)

  1. Capture output from the following commands:

lsmod lspci dmesg

  1. Capture /var/log/Xorg.*.log
  2. Send in all the output and the Xorg log files to the ticket

Changed 8 years ago by amweeden06

Output of the dmesg command on Macbook running Linux Mint

Changed 8 years ago by amweeden06

Output of the lsmod command on Macbook running Linux Mint

Changed 8 years ago by amweeden06

Output of the lspci command on Macbook running Linux Mint

Changed 8 years ago by amweeden06

Xorg log on Macbook running Linux Mint

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

running build on bigfe for amd64, copying git source for i386 build on mf0

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

still trying to get kernel to boot

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

In 3816:

making sure ramdisk ends up read/write (#664)

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

In 3817:

adding new kernel configs (#664)

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

In 3818:

merging in cuda and trackpad fixes (#727,#664)

comment:11 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

  • Status changed from closed to qa

comment:12 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

seems to be working now

comment:13 Changed 8 years ago by mmludin08

  • Milestone set to 3.1.2

comment:14 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

In 3903:

adding support for apple keyboards (#664)

comment:15 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

In 3906:

removing lsmod debug for apple keyboard (#664)

comment:16 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

tested on new macbook!

comment:17 Changed 8 years ago by skylar

  • Status changed from qa to closed

In 3908:

merging in macbook usb keyboard fix (#664), verbose option bccd-snarfhosts (#754), reverse sort of machines file (#753)

comment:18 Changed 8 years ago by amweeden06

  • Milestone changed from 3.2.0 to 3.2.1
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