Touch pad

David Leeming leeming at
Tue Jul 15 19:06:55 EDT 2008

Many thanks. I have updated the first few of 75 XO-1s to be used in a
Solomons trial next week and will let the list know my observations.

I used the following to install from the terminal activity

rpm -ivh kernel-....rpm
cp -a /boot/* /versions/boot/current/boot/

The cp command gave a string of complaints that the source and destination
files "are the same file". I am therefore unsure if it worked successfully
as per the comment below on the wiki page. However after a reboot the
touchpad still works...

>>>> If you omit the -a in the above recipe, the vmlinuz symlink will not be
updated correctly

David Leeming
Technical Advisor, People First Network
Tel: +677 76396(m) 24419(h) 26358 (w)

-----Original Message-----
From: pgf at [mailto:pgf at] 
Sent: Tuesday, 15 July 2008 10:55 p.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: devel at
Subject: Re: Touch pad 

david wrote:
 > [Community News]....The kernel team has backported the modifications to
 > older stable kernel so that it can be installed on builds 656 and 703.
 > allows our G1G1 users and deployment countries to install and test this
 > new driver.....
 > Seeking advice on how to install this modification!

quoting a message from last week, from dsaxena on this list:
 > See for 
 > information on how to install this update.
 > Please provide feedback on the mouse behaviour if you decide to 
 > install this.
 > Thanks,
 > ~Deepak

use "wget" to fetch the .rpm file.

install as instructed on that wiki page.  be sure and run the
"cp" command noted on the wiki page after installing the RPM. 
(ignore the benign (in this case) warnings when cp is run.)

 paul fox, pgf at

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