Saturday, March 5, 2011

(TUTORIAL) How to activate the right button of the touchpad in HP Laptop, Ubuntu 10.10

If you use Ubuntu 10.10 on a laptop HP dv6 3000 (in my case HP-dv6-3038ss) I find with surprise that the right of the touchpad button does not work, does the same function as the left button. The solution to this problem is:


Install required packages
sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential
Downloads the following file https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/582809/+attachment/1675262/+files/psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2 and what you keep on your desktop.

You go to the directory where you saved the file (in this case the desktop) and extract the contents of the file
cd $HOME/Desktop && tar xvf psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic-patched.tar.bz2
or you can unpack it also graphically (right click extract here) but since I do not think I do it using the terminal run:-p

Moveis the extracted folder to the following directory:
sudo mv psmouse-2.6.35-22-generic /usr/src
Going to the /usr/src:
cd /usr/src
Install psmouse module as follows:
sudo dkms add -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms build -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms install -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
Reboot and ready!

To check if you have it installed it used the following command:
sudo dkms status -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
I must return psmouse, 2.6.35-22-generic, 2.6.35-22-generic, i686: installed

If you follow this guide and you will not work, and Ubuntu released an official solution to the issue (in which case they would have to remove the changes made after this guide to conflict prevention) or for any other reason you wish to revert the changes made after this guide, simply do the following:

sudo dkms uninstall -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic
sudo dkms remove -m psmouse -v 2.6.35-22-generic --all
There are still some problems with Jumpy mouse which also affect Windows 7. However, ClickPad makes it much more useful in Ubuntu.
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1 comments:

Thanks for the solution! it works perfect...

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