I’ve recently installed Fedora Rawhide on my laptop, and my touchpad (which used to work properly on F34) has stopped working altogether. Also, I have now clue how I can begin to troubleshoot the issue.
I’d be very grateful if I could get some guidance. Thanks!
You are using a pre-release version and we really cannot help you here. I have seen some hints of where to ask for help with those versions here at times but do not remember the links. Maybe someone else has the link.
This forum is generally for assistance with versions that have already been released.
Yeah, I appreciate it. See this from the Site FAQ:
In this case, I would suggest filing a bug against the Rawhide kernel with as much detail as you can provide about your hardware, the kernel version you’re using in rawhide, and any logged error messages which seem relevant.
Awesome. If, by the way, you want to track this down more, Overview - fedbisect - Pagure.io might be of interest. It helps find exactly when a regression occurred and what change in the kernel package is to blame.
The same happens to me in the kernel 5.12.0-0.rc2.20210309git144c79ef3353.166.fc35.x86_64, with the same characteristics mentioned, I downloaded the ISO Rawhide that entered yesterday in the repositories.
I bring good news, first sorry if the English is not sharp because I use a translator to communicate and not to mention that my English is terrible. Well let’s get straight to the point, giving a search on google and going through the websites outside I found a solution to the problem, at least for Acer brand notebook (which is mine), here’s what I did:
edited the /etc/default/grub file:
and add: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="i8042.nopnp"
If there’s already a line with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=… , add i8042.nopnp inside the quotes, separated from any other word within the quotes by a space, e.g.
Yes, it was running on Fedora 34 alpha or beta, I’m not sure, and when installing rawhide he didn’t recognize the touchpad at all. And as I said before when typing the command grep Name /proc/bus/input/devices he did not list the touchpad there and now it appears as well as the touchpad works.