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Paolo Aglialoro
Hi all,

I own an acer aspire one AOA110. It's running -current. Yesterday I updated
it to Oct19 snapshot, the previous one was from June 2011 (I know, I kinda
neglected this box for a long time). Everything run well with the update,
but for one hassle with touchpad on CLI. It goes in the following way. At
the boot time when local daemons are started appears the kernel msg:

pms0: Synaptics touchpad, firmware 7.2

Then, every time I touch the touchpad I get several times the following
string from kernel:

pms0: not in sync yet, discard input

Of course I cannot use the mouse pointer on CLI anymore. It definitely looks
like a regression.

The strange thing is that if I start X (where trackpad either does not work
or works for a bunch of seconds randomly) and then shut it down, then the
pointer is back alive in CLI and no more messages are sent from the kernel
to CLI. Then starting X, again pointer gets stuck after a while in graphic
mode. Puzzling. A couple of times, after shutting down X also keyboard
stopped working. It is not a hardware issue, under linux touchpad and
keyboard work normally and with previous kernel they also did.

In my config wsmoused -2 is started by rc.local. This is my dmesg:
Any clues????
Thanks
Pasha


OpenBSD 5.0-current (GENERIC.MP) #91: Wed Oct 19 11:19:49 MDT 2011
    [hidden email]:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC.MP
RTC BIOS diagnostic error 80<clock_battery>
cpu0: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 1.60
GHz
cpu0:
FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,SBF,SSE3,MWAIT,DS-CPL,EST,TM2,SSSE3,xTPR,PDCM,MOVBE
real mem  = 1597001728 (1523MB)
avail mem = 1560780800 (1488MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+ BIOS, date 10/06/08, SMBIOS rev. 2.4 @ 0xe8e70
(32 entries)
bios0: vendor Acer version "v0.3310" date 10/06/2008
bios0: Acer AOA110
acpi0 at bios0: rev 2
acpi0: sleep states S0 S3 S4 S5
acpi0: tables DSDT FACP SSDT HPET APIC MCFG ASF! SLIC BOOT
acpi0: wakeup devices P32_(S4) UHC1(S3) UHC2(S3) UHC3(S3) UHC4(S3) ECHI(S3)
EXP1(S4) EXP2(S4) EXP3(S4) EXP4(S4) AZAL(S0) MODM(S0)
acpitimer0 at acpi0: 3579545 Hz, 24 bits
acpihpet0 at acpi0: 14318179 Hz
acpimadt0 at acpi0 addr 0xfee00000: PC-AT compat
cpu0 at mainbus0: apid 0 (boot processor)
cpu0: apic clock running at 132MHz
cpu1 at mainbus0: apid 1 (application processor)
cpu1: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz ("GenuineIntel" 686-class) 1.60
GHz
cpu1:
FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,APIC,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,CFLUSH,DS,ACPI,MMX,FXSR,SSE,SSE2,SS,HTT,TM,SBF,SSE3,MWAIT,DS-CPL,EST,TM2,SSSE3,xTPR,PDCM,MOVBE
ioapic0 at mainbus0: apid 4 pa 0xfec00000, version 20, 24 pins
ioapic0: misconfigured as apic 0, remapped to apid 4
acpimcfg0 at acpi0 addr 0xe0000000, bus 0-255
acpiprt0 at acpi0: bus 0 (PCI0)
acpiprt1 at acpi0: bus 5 (P32_)
acpiprt2 at acpi0: bus 1 (EXP1)
acpiprt3 at acpi0: bus 2 (EXP2)
acpiprt4 at acpi0: bus 3 (EXP3)
acpiprt5 at acpi0: bus 4 (EXP4)
acpiec0 at acpi0
acpicpu0 at acpi0: C3, C2, C1, PSS
acpicpu1 at acpi0: C3, C2, C1, PSS
acpibtn0 at acpi0: PWRB
acpibtn1 at acpi0: LID0
acpibtn2 at acpi0: SLPB
acpibat0 at acpi0: BAT1 not present
acpiac0 at acpi0: AC unit online
acpivideo0 at acpi0: OVGA
bios0: ROM list: 0xc0000/0xec00! 0xcf000/0x1000
cpu0: Enhanced SpeedStep 1596 MHz: speeds: 1600, 1333, 1066, 800 MHz
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1 (bios)
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "Intel 82945GME Host" rev 0x03
vga1 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 "Intel 82945GME Video" rev 0x03
wsdisplay0 at vga1 mux 1: console (80x25, vt100 emulation)
wsdisplay0: screen 1-5 added (80x25, vt100 emulation)
intagp0 at vga1
agp0 at intagp0: aperture at 0x60000000, size 0x10000000
inteldrm0 at vga1: apic 4 int 16
drm0 at inteldrm0
"Intel 82945GM Video" rev 0x03 at pci0 dev 2 function 1 not configured
azalia0 at pci0 dev 27 function 0 "Intel 82801GB HD Audio" rev 0x02: msi
azalia0: codecs: Realtek ALC268
audio0 at azalia0
ppb0 at pci0 dev 28 function 0 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
ppb1 at pci0 dev 28 function 1 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 17
pci2 at ppb1 bus 2
re0 at pci2 dev 0 function 0 "Realtek 8101E" rev 0x02: RTL8102EL (0x2480),
apic 4 int 17, address 00:1e:68:a6:cc:5e
rlphy0 at re0 phy 7: RTL8201L 10/100 PHY, rev. 1
ppb2 at pci0 dev 28 function 2 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 18
pci3 at ppb2 bus 3
iwn0 at pci3 dev 0 function 0 "Intel WiFi Link 5100" rev 0x00: msi, MIMO
1T2R, MoW, address 00:22:fa:11:a8:e8
ppb3 at pci0 dev 28 function 3 "Intel 82801GB PCIE" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 19
pci4 at ppb3 bus 4
"JMicron SD/MMC" rev 0x00 at pci4 dev 0 function 0 not configured
sdhc0 at pci4 dev 0 function 2 "JMicron SD Host Controller" rev 0x00: apic 4
int 19
sdmmc0 at sdhc0
"JMicron Memory Stick" rev 0x00 at pci4 dev 0 function 3 not configured
"JMicron xD" rev 0x00 at pci4 dev 0 function 4 not configured
uhci0 at pci0 dev 29 function 0 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16
uhci1 at pci0 dev 29 function 1 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 17
uhci2 at pci0 dev 29 function 2 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 18
uhci3 at pci0 dev 29 function 3 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 19
ehci0 at pci0 dev 29 function 7 "Intel 82801GB USB" rev 0x02: apic 4 int 16
usb0 at ehci0: USB revision 2.0
uhub0 at usb0 "Intel EHCI root hub" rev 2.00/1.00 addr 1
ppb4 at pci0 dev 30 function 0 "Intel 82801BAM Hub-to-PCI" rev 0xe2
pci5 at ppb4 bus 5
ichpcib0 at pci0 dev 31 function 0 "Intel 82801GBM LPC" rev 0x02: PM
disabled
pciide0 at pci0 dev 31 function 2 "Intel 82801GBM SATA" rev 0x02: DMA,
channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 1 drive 0: <TOSHIBA MK3008GAL>
wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA48, 28615MB, 58605120 sectors
wd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 5
ichiic0 at pci0 dev 31 function 3 "Intel 82801GB SMBus" rev 0x02: apic 4 int
17
iic0 at ichiic0
spdmem0 at iic0 addr 0x51: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM non-parity PC2-5300CL5 SO-DIMM
usb1 at uhci0: USB revision 1.0
uhub1 at usb1 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb2 at uhci1: USB revision 1.0
uhub2 at usb2 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb3 at uhci2: USB revision 1.0
uhub3 at usb3 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
usb4 at uhci3: USB revision 1.0
uhub4 at usb4 "Intel UHCI root hub" rev 1.00/1.00 addr 1
isa0 at ichpcib0
isadma0 at isa0
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60/5
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0: console keyboard, using wsdisplay0
pms0 at pckbc0 (aux slot)
pckbc0: using irq 12 for aux slot
wsmouse0 at pms0 mux 0
pcppi0 at isa0 port 0x61
spkr0 at pcppi0
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: reported by CPUID; using exception 16
mtrr: Pentium Pro MTRR support
uvideo0 at uhub0 port 5 configuration 1 interface 0 "SuYin Acer Crystal Eye
webcam" rev 2.00/0.01 addr 2
video0 at uvideo0
vscsi0 at root
scsibus0 at vscsi0: 256 targets
softraid0 at root
scsibus1 at softraid0: 256 targets
root on wd0a (aadb7967d9bcb092.a) swap on wd0b dump on wd0b
pms0: Synaptics touchpad, firmware 7.2
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
[.....snipped.......]

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Re: Acer aspire one - synaptics regression

Neal Hogan
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Paolo Aglialoro <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I own an acer aspire one AOA110. It's running -current. Yesterday I updated
> it to Oct19 snapshot, the previous one was from June 2011 (I know, I kinda
> neglected this box for a long time). Everything run well with the update,
> but for one hassle with touchpad on CLI. It goes in the following way. At
> the boot time when local daemons are started appears the kernel msg:
>
> pms0: Synaptics touchpad, firmware 7.2
>
> Then, every time I touch the touchpad I get several times the following
> string from kernel:
>
> pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
>
> Of course I cannot use the mouse pointer on CLI anymore. It definitely looks
> like a regression.
>
> The strange thing is that if I start X (where trackpad either does not work
> or works for a bunch of seconds randomly) and then shut it down, then the
> pointer is back alive in CLI and no more messages are sent from the kernel
> to CLI. Then starting X, again pointer gets stuck after a while in graphic
> mode. Puzzling. A couple of times, after shutting down X also keyboard
> stopped working. It is not a hardware issue, under linux touchpad and
> keyboard work normally and with previous kernel they also did.
>
> In my config wsmoused -2 is started by rc.local. This is my dmesg:
> Any clues????
> Thanks
> Pasha
>
>

I had a similar situation where my trackpad tap worked and then didn't
(I have yet to figure out if that was by design), but then I looked at
synclient(1) and was able to config things back to "normal." CHECK IT
B4 U WRECK IT :-)

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Re: Acer aspire one - synaptics regression

Paolo Aglialoro
On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 4:38 AM, Neal Hogan <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Paolo Aglialoro <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I own an acer aspire one AOA110. It's running -current. Yesterday I
> updated
> > it to Oct19 snapshot, the previous one was from June 2011 (I know, I
> kinda
> > neglected this box for a long time). Everything run well with the update,
> > but for one hassle with touchpad on CLI. It goes in the following way. At
> > the boot time when local daemons are started appears the kernel msg:
> >
> > pms0: Synaptics touchpad, firmware 7.2
> >
> > Then, every time I touch the touchpad I get several times the following
> > string from kernel:
> >
> > pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
> >
> > Of course I cannot use the mouse pointer on CLI anymore. It definitely
> looks
> > like a regression.
> >
> > The strange thing is that if I start X (where trackpad either does not
> work
> > or works for a bunch of seconds randomly) and then shut it down, then the
> > pointer is back alive in CLI and no more messages are sent from the
> kernel
> > to CLI. Then starting X, again pointer gets stuck after a while in
> graphic
> > mode. Puzzling. A couple of times, after shutting down X also keyboard
> > stopped working. It is not a hardware issue, under linux touchpad and
> > keyboard work normally and with previous kernel they also did.
> >
> > In my config wsmoused -2 is started by rc.local. This is my dmesg:
> > Any clues????
> > Thanks
> > Pasha
> >
> >
>
> I had a similar situation where my trackpad tap worked and then didn't
> (I have yet to figure out if that was by design), but then I looked at
> synclient(1) and was able to config things back to "normal." CHECK IT
> B4 U WRECK IT :-)
>

Hi Neal,

thanks for the hint. Considering that in order to run synclient(1) I need X,
I tried to run:

X -configure

from root in order to get a xorg.conf file to modify with SHMConfig "on" in
[Input Devices] (I had always run X without a xorg.conf file on this
machine, it always "just worked"). I then got the following errors:

cannot open /dev/wsmouse
[snip]
Xorg is not able to detect your mouse

Then trying the edited xorg.conf.new just leads to a nonmoving mouse. The
output of synclient is just "Failed to connect to X server.".
So, the problem persists and I cannot audit the synaptics device :(

What to do next?
Thanks

in my .Xdefaults file, but synclient still complains "can't connect to X
server".

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Re: Acer aspire one - synaptics regression

Erling Westenvik-2
On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 07:08:10PM +0200, Paolo Aglialoro wrote:

> thanks for the hint. Considering that in order to run synclient(1) I need X,
> I tried to run:
>
> X -configure
>
> from root in order to get a xorg.conf file to modify with SHMConfig "on" in
> [Input Devices] (I had always run X without a xorg.conf file on this
> machine, it always "just worked"). I then got the following errors:
>
> cannot open /dev/wsmouse
> [snip]
> Xorg is not able to detect your mouse
>
> Then trying the edited xorg.conf.new just leads to a nonmoving mouse. The
> output of synclient is just "Failed to connect to X server.".
> So, the problem persists and I cannot audit the synaptics device :(
>
> What to do next?
> Thanks
>
> in my .Xdefaults file, but synclient still complains "can't connect to X
> server".
>

I experienced something similar on a ThinkPad t500 when using the
default xorg.conf-output from 'Xorg -configure'. For me it was only
neccessary to change xorg.conf from specifying '/dev/wsmouse' to
acutally use '/dev/wsmouse0'.

Regards,
Erling

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Re: Acer aspire one - synaptics regression

Paolo Aglialoro
In reply to this post by Paolo Aglialoro
Hi!

For Erling:
I tried both /dev/wsmouse and /dev/wsmouse0 anyway the result is always that
synclient cannot connect to X server. Curious enough, the file autogenerated
by X -configure contained /dev/mouse which is not present in /dev. Anyway, I
more and more realize that my problem has nothing to do with X, as it's
related to kernel and CLI. Running X without xorg.conf the mouse behaves
well 90% of the times.

For Neal:
thanks a lot for your courtesy and also suggestion, never mind if it
couldn't help, but I appreciate a lot :))) Btw, at this point I'm starting
to suspect that this AOA110 is really sporting a totally compatible
synaptics tablet. Nevertheless, under linux both in CLI and X it performs
without a glitch, while after bsd kernel update -current is kinda scrambling
CLI behaviour. Interesting enough is that running and shutting down X kinda
resets this weirdness, like if X does "reset" some unappropriate setting set
at boot by the kernel. I would like to provide some hw log, if I knew how to
get it for the tablet, in order for the devs to inquire about this
situation.

Anybody else could maybe suggest?
Thanks
Pasha




On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 2:49 AM, Neal Hogan <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hey Paolo,
>
> Sorry for the late response. The issue that you're having seems to be
> with X, which would be something I could only vaguely comment on.
> There has been a synaptics change, it appears. I like my trackpad
> behavior better before the change, but I'm going to give it a few
> snaps before I "complain."
>
> The "synclient-thingy" seems interesting, given the cinfig
> possibilities (eg, I can scroll both vertically and horizantally by
> enabling a couple if variables).
>
>
> I apologize if I pointed you in the wrong direction.
> -Neal
>
> On 10/24/11, Paolo Aglialoro <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 4:38 AM, Neal Hogan <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >> On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 3:49 PM, Paolo Aglialoro <[hidden email]>
> >> wrote:
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > I own an acer aspire one AOA110. It's running -current. Yesterday I
> >> updated
> >> > it to Oct19 snapshot, the previous one was from June 2011 (I know, I
> >> kinda
> >> > neglected this box for a long time). Everything run well with the
> >> > update,
> >> > but for one hassle with touchpad on CLI. It goes in the following way.
> >> > At
> >> > the boot time when local daemons are started appears the kernel msg:
> >> >
> >> > pms0: Synaptics touchpad, firmware 7.2
> >> >
> >> > Then, every time I touch the touchpad I get several times the
> following
> >> > string from kernel:
> >> >
> >> > pms0: not in sync yet, discard input
> >> >
> >> > Of course I cannot use the mouse pointer on CLI anymore. It definitely
> >> looks
> >> > like a regression.
> >> >
> >> > The strange thing is that if I start X (where trackpad either does not
> >> work
> >> > or works for a bunch of seconds randomly) and then shut it down, then
> >> > the
> >> > pointer is back alive in CLI and no more messages are sent from the
> >> kernel
> >> > to CLI. Then starting X, again pointer gets stuck after a while in
> >> graphic
> >> > mode. Puzzling. A couple of times, after shutting down X also keyboard
> >> > stopped working. It is not a hardware issue, under linux touchpad and
> >> > keyboard work normally and with previous kernel they also did.
> >> >
> >> > In my config wsmoused -2 is started by rc.local. This is my dmesg:
> >> > Any clues????
> >> > Thanks
> >> > Pasha
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >> I had a similar situation where my trackpad tap worked and then didn't
> >> (I have yet to figure out if that was by design), but then I looked at
> >> synclient(1) and was able to config things back to "normal." CHECK IT
> >> B4 U WRECK IT :-)
> >>
> >
> > Hi Neal,
> >
> > thanks for the hint. Considering that in order to run synclient(1) I need
> X,
> > I tried to run:
> >
> > X -configure
> >
> > from root in order to get a xorg.conf file to modify with SHMConfig "on"
> in
> > [Input Devices] (I had always run X without a xorg.conf file on this
> > machine, it always "just worked"). I then got the following errors:
> >
> > cannot open /dev/wsmouse
> > [snip]
> > Xorg is not able to detect your mouse
> >
> > Then trying the edited xorg.conf.new just leads to a nonmoving mouse. The
> > output of synclient is just "Failed to connect to X server.".
> > So, the problem persists and I cannot audit the synaptics device :(
> >
> > What to do next?
> > Thanks
> >
> > in my .Xdefaults file, but synclient still complains "can't connect to X
> > server".