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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:26 pm 
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I would like to use better software for the touchpad.
Right now it is the generic MS mouse driver.
I would like real touchpad software driver.
Any ideas on what will work?
I tried Glidepoint and it does not work.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:46 pm 
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What driver is being used in device manager? (Properties)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:17 pm 
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Standard Microsoft mouse driver

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:08 am 
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Might be standard Synaptic? Not sure but give it a shot?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:32 am 
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will try. thanks

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:51 am 
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ubuntu report

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:23 pm 
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I tried the Synaptics package. It did not work either.
The Synaptics package said PS/2 and from the Ubuntu info I am pretty sure the Ikey touchpad is USB.
It comes up as (Ikey mouse) USB HID v1.01 Mouse in dmesg

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:40 pm 
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Interesting PS/2 vs USB info that I stole from the web
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https://www.eevblog.com/forum/projects/ ... b-touchpad)-reuse-old-laptop-parts-(synaptics-asus-m67n)/

Re: [DIY USB? Touchpad] reuse old laptop parts (Synaptics, Asus M67n)
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2016, 09:57:10 AM »
Hey, I thought I might contribute my little bit of knowledge here:

Touchpads, and often keyboards, built into laptops are usually PS/2 because that protocol is interrupt-based, meaning that the system does not have to use energy or cpu cycles to poll the devices at the ~1000Hz of usb, insted the system just "listens" for the keyboard/touchpad to tell it that something is happening.

Just another way to cut down on excessive battery usage, to eke out that extra 5 minutes of life.

There are ps/2 to usb converters available which may make the reuse easier, look for "active" ones, they generally work better if the original device was only intended for ps/2 use. Some are available on ebay for ~$2 US if you do a little digging

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:54 pm 
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Maybe this Lenovo driver linked in this thread?

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7- ... 244/page/2

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:49 pm 
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Microsoft Intellipoint mouse driver will load and run.
Not sure that there is any improvement though.

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