unresponsive trackpad after firmware update
#1
I'm running updated manjaro with KDE. disable touchpad while typing is clearly not working, despite any software settings I use, so I decided to try the firmware update again. I use the pinebook-pro-firmware-updater in the AUR and it appears as if both steps complete successfully, but my trackpad is completely unresponsive after step 2. could someone please help me problem solve this issue?
#2
(03-23-2020, 07:19 PM)mamboman777 Wrote: I'm running updated manjaro with KDE. disable touchpad while typing is clearly not working, despite any software settings I use, so I decided to try the firmware update again. I use the pinebook-pro-firmware-updater in the AUR and it appears as if both steps complete successfully, but my trackpad is completely unresponsive after step 2. could someone please help me problem solve this issue?

Well....I let it charge and booted up this morning and the touchpad works, however, disable touchpad while typing does not work.  I have tried changing it in the touchpad settings menu of KDE.  Glad to have a working touchpad, but would love to know how to disable while typing.  Thanks.
#3
Are you using the libinput driver? If so see my comment here on why libinput doesn't respect the disable while typing option on the touchpad and how to fix it. My eventual goal is to patch the firmware so the udev override isn't necessary.
#4
(03-24-2020, 08:18 PM)akirakyle Wrote: Are you using the libinput driver? If so see my comment here on why libinput doesn't respect the disable while typing option on the touchpad and how to fix it. My eventual goal is to patch the firmware so the udev override isn't necessary.

Thank you for your reply.   Smile I read your comment.  I added the suggested code to (/etc/udev/hwdb.d/99-local.hwdb) using sudo nano.  That file was not in exsistance before I used sudo nano to create it.  Is that correct?  The issue was not resolved by doing this.  How can check what driver I'm using?  I am using the libinput driver.

I went back and looked over it again...I had a mistake in what I typed. Putting the suggested code in /etc/udev/hwdb.d/99-local.hwdb did fix the issue! Thank you so much!!!! So much better!
#5
(03-24-2020, 08:18 PM)akirakyle Wrote: Are you using the libinput driver? If so see my comment here on why libinput doesn't respect the disable while typing option on the touchpad and how to fix it. My eventual goal is to patch the firmware so the udev override isn't necessary.

How to check what driver is currently in use? If im using default Debian with out changes could I assume it's using the libinput? Thanks for your how to, looking forward to giving it a go.
#6
(03-24-2020, 08:18 PM)akirakyle Wrote: Are you using the libinput driver? If so see my comment here on why libinput doesn't respect the disable while typing option on the touchpad and how to fix it. My eventual goal is to patch the firmware so the udev override isn't necessary.

If I'm on the default Debian with no mods can I assume that I'm using libinput? I'm going to check out the how to and give it a shot. Thank you.
#7
Brick 
I recently implemented a firmware fix for the touchpad size and hence the disable while typing on libinput. The fix was merged into jackhumbert's keyboard updater fork so if you flash that with the flash-kb command the evdev hwdb entry isn't necessary.

I believe the default debian install is using libinput but you can make sure by checking the xorg log.


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