Hi folks! :-)
I have a Fujitsu Lifebook U series laptop running updated CentOS 6.4
(64bit), and the touchpad doesn’t work. It’s a new laptop, the touchpad works correctly in Fedora 18 Live (given the kernel parameters below), no hardware problems.
I searched the web all around, and it’s a known issue for several laptop models. The only solution, quoted everywhere, it is to append the
to the kernel parameters. The problem is that the latest CentOS6 kernel
(2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64) doesn’t appear to recognize these. Or it otherwise ignores them. I did append the parameters, but (unlike in Fedora) the touchpad is still dead.
This laptop is to be used by a noob user who needs a LTS distro and is already accustomed to CentOS, so a more modern distro like Fedora or Ubuntu is not an option.
What can be done about this? Would a CentOSplus kernel work? It is somehow too lousy to tell the client “The touchpad of your brand-new laptop doesn’t work because CentOS is too old, use an USB mouse instead”.
Any advice appreciated.