Touchpad and laptop monitor not properly working

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Touchpad and laptop monitor not properly working

Postby vale.maio2 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:10 pm

Hello there, I've asked for help on Mint IRC without much success, so I'll try here.
I have the following laptop:
Olivetti Olibook S1500
CPU: Intel Core i3
Graphic card: Intel HD Graphics (I don't remember the exact model)
OS.: Linux Mint 14 MATE
Kernel: 3.7.2-030702-generic
I'm having some issues with such laptop
  • I can't disable the mouse click by tapping on the touchpad surface, since the OS believes that I'm using a generic USB mouse instead of the built in touchpad. As if that was not enough, the touchpad is so sensible that even a single hair falling on it is enough to activate the click (I'm not exaggerating).
  • Whenever the laptop is running on battery power, when I close the lid and open it back, no matter how long it was closed, the monitor won't turn on until I close and open again the lid at least 10 times. No need to say that pressing any key won't turn it on, as well as the default operation when closing the lid is don't do anything. On the contrary, when the laptop is running on AC, the monitor won't turn off at all, therefore not giving me that problem. (I don't care if the monitor turns off or not when closing the lid, I would just like to get it working as soon as I open the lid).
Those can seem minor issues, but since I use my computer for everyday tasks, they're driving me crazy.
Thank you in advance for any kind of help.

Here's the result of inxi -Fc 0 command, I hope it can be of any help
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vale@vale-Spring-Olive ~ $  inxi -Fc 0
System:    Host: vale-Spring-Olive Kernel: 3.7.2-030702-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine:   System: PEGATRON product: Spring Peak
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: Spring Peak 151O 0900 date: 07/12/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 CPU M 350 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 931.00 MHz 2: 931.00 MHz 3: 931.00 MHz 4: 931.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@59.6hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0
Audio:     Card: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.7.2-030702-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:26:c7:56:ec:46
           Card-2: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet driver: ATL1E
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 70:71:bc:7f:b3:e1
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1320.3GB (58.1% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST9320325AS size: 320.1GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: External_USB_3.0 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: / size: 71G used: 16G (24%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 3.20GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 196 Uptime: 11:55 Memory: 929.0/3834.9MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

[EDIT #2]
Here's the result of dmesg | grep input command
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vale@vale-Spring-Olive ~ $ dmesg | grep input
[    1.385438] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[    1.557002] input: Sleep Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0E:00/input/input1
[    1.557084] input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0C:00/input/input2
[    1.557169] input: Power Button as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXPWRBN:00/input/input3
[    2.027826] input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input4
[   14.429744] input: cmpc_keys as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/device:05/PNP0C09:00/FNBT0000:00/input/input5
[   15.543089] input: USB 2.0 UVC 1.3M WebCam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.6/1-1.6:1.0/input/input6
[   16.278261] input: HDA Intel MID Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
[   16.278501] input: HDA Intel MID Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[   17.562033] input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input9
[   22.295267] input: FSPPS/2 Sentelic FingerSensingPad as /devices/platform/i8042/serio2/input/input10

It seem that it knows that the mouse is a touchpad, but System Settings just ignore this fact. That's odd...

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