Touch pad

Erik Garrison erik at
Wed Jul 16 19:49:23 EDT 2008


We (the techteam) have some questions:

 - Are there any XOs for which mouse performance is worse since the
   kernel upgrade?
 - What are the average environmental conditions (humidity level, dust,
   temperature) when you are testing the new driver?

Please answer at your leisure.


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 07:49:06AM +1100, David Leeming wrote:
> 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
> installed.
> 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.
> Smith
> 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
> be
> > 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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