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touchpad of hp notebook and redhat linux

Posted on 2007-11-17
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hello all,
any ideas on how to enable the touchpad of my notebook (hp 510). I am using linux redhat enterprise 4.

also i need help to enable the wireless card adapter, any iedeas?

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Check that the touchpad isn't disabled in BIOS setup.
Browse the output of the command : dmesg | less
the touchpad should appear somewhere if it is enabled and not broken (synaptics probably, possibly Alps). Most touchpads are PS/2 devices and should work without any extra drivers.
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for wireless card adapter, the manufacturer must provide the drivers, follow the instruction and install it.
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