Touchpad driver not working in Dell Latitude 5490

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anas.perumthottathil
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Touchpad driver not working in Dell Latitude 5490

Post by anas.perumthottathil » 2018/11/15 14:27:25

Hi

We are experiencing touchpad issues while installing CentOS in dell Latitude 5490 laptop series. Kindly find the below findings from my end regarding this incident.

Touchpad scrolling, tapping, right click are not working from the initial stage of installation.
Can proceed installation using an external mouse, but tapping & right click still won't work after the complete installation.
I have tried the installation after upgrading the BIOS, but issue persist.
There are no drivers for centos/redhat in dell official site.

Can We get a help for this issue.

Thanks,
Anas

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Re: Touchpad driver not working in Dell Latitude 5490

Post by lightman47 » 2018/11/15 15:26:29

- just throwing this out there but it may be of no use:

My Dell G3 uses xorg-x11-drv-synaptics in the @anaconda repo

Dell has a repo (at least for mine) called dell-system-update.repo and it looks like this:

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[dell-system-update_independent]
name=dell-system-update_independent
baseurl=http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/os_independent/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/public.key
      http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/public_gpg3.key
enabled=1	
exclude=dell-system-update*.i386

[dell-system-update_dependent]
name=dell-system-update_dependent
mirrorlist=http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/mirrors.cgi?osname=el$releasever&basearch=$basearch&native=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/public.key
      http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/dsu/public_gpg3.key
enabled=1	
I don't know if anything in there is useful to you.
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Re: Touchpad driver not working in Dell Latitude 5490

Post by TrevorH » 2018/11/15 16:13:43

Make sure the xorg-x11-drv-evdev package is installed
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