Do I need the touchpad update?
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(09-22-2020, 02:31 AM)bcnaz Wrote:
(09-22-2020, 12:17 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: I'd say only update that firmware if you find a reason to. If you are having trouble with the touchpad, then yes.  Check your OS's mouse/touchpad settings first in any case.

I find that the touchpad operation is very highly dependant on the operating system.  Debian seems to handle it much better than Manjaro, and NetBSD does even better.

I 'think' the newer PBP's come with the 'updated firmware', but if that does not work for you, 
  you could try Jack Humbolts (not certain of the spelling) firmware update.
  Many forum members do prefer his firmware version over the Pine64 version.

I have been happy with the factory firmware on both my ISO and ANSI PBP's  but I remember seeing a
lot of posts late last year and early this year on the forum.

Thanks for both of your replies - but especially, bcnaz has been very helpful on multiple posts. I appreciate that, kind sir or lady. Furthermore, I'll do some forum searching about Jack Humboldts firmware.. I hadn't heard of that yet. 

If anyone has a link to how to check what firmware is on there currently, that would be helpful - but I'm also capable of reading the wiki and finding out; if you got it in front of you, please send a link... but don't go hunting for ME. Tongue

The trackpad on my PBP is certainly the weak point on the whole laptop, however it functions... and I can dial in settings in OS to speed it up/invert it the way I like - regardless of all that tho, it is the weak point on a Pinebook Pro IMO.
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Messages In This Thread
Do I need the touchpad update? - by Paulie420 - 09-21-2020, 08:57 PM
RE: Do I need the touchpad update? - by KC9UDX - 09-22-2020, 12:17 AM
RE: Do I need the touchpad update? - by bcnaz - 09-22-2020, 02:31 AM
RE: Do I need the touchpad update? - by Paulie420 - 09-22-2020, 06:40 PM

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