Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 23502
Dell Inspiron 15n n5030 laptop alps touchpad is detected as a “PS/2 Generic Mouse “
Last modified: 2013-12-10 22:40:28 UTC
Created attachment 37842 [details]
The touchpad is partially functional, it moves the cursor around the screen and tapping is seen as a left click and the left and right buttons work but I do not have any horizontally or vertical scrolling. Also since the kernel does not see the touchpad as a touchpad there is no way to adjust any settings for the touchpad. I think the problem is the the /drivers/input/mouse/alps.c script which does not have the information needed for my model of touchpad to be detected as a alps so then it defaults to a “PS/2 Generic Mouse “
I have looked over the internet for a bug report for this which I did find but they where for different models. I have listed the bug reports that I have found.
I did try a kernel hack from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/550625/comments/154 but it did not work.
Attached is my system info
This bug has been reported on Ubuntu's site https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/678103