Touch pad

David Leeming leeming at
Wed Jul 16 16:49:06 EDT 2008

Hi Richard, sorry I am a bit slow with Linux :) can you say where to do the
ls -l and uname -a? Just need a bit of clarification on how to check it is

By the way, I DID notice a bit of jumping cursor behaviour after the install
on a couple of XOs. The 4-finger salute helped a lot. Too early to make any
conclusions, as maybe it wasn't installed properly.

David Leeming
OLPC Coordinator, SPC and Technical Advisor, People First Network
Honiara, Solomon Islands

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Smith [mailto:smithbone at] On Behalf Of Richard A.
Sent: Thursday, 17 July 2008 2:43 a.m.
To: David Leeming
Cc: pgf at; devel at
Subject: Re: Touch pad

David Leeming wrote:

> 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
> updated correctly

nod.  There's a lot of noise when you do the copy.  A quick ls -l to 
verify that the bzImage symlink now points at your new kernel can be 
used if you have doubts.  And then uname -a when you reboot to verify 
the commit ID matches what you think you installed.  Always a good 
check.  I've installed the wrong .rpm a few times.

Richard Smith  <richard at>
One Laptop Per Child

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