My touchpad and Linux 2.6.11

I installed the Ubuntu build of 2.6.11 yesterday and noticed that my touchpad didn’t work properly. It felt sluggish and tapping it didn’t work at all. A bit of googling turned up this and this.

I didn’t bother with the Synaptics driver for X.org, mostly since I wasn’t sure the suggested kernel patches are in the Ubuntu kernel. Also, I can live with 2.6.10 until Breezy Badger… with the focus on laptops I’ve seen on the Ubuntu dev-list I can’t imagine they’d let such an obvious thing as a non-functioning touchpad slip through.

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