FTE1001 Touchpad detected as mouse on Asus K501UW laptop

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FTE1001 Touchpad detected as mouse on Asus K501UW laptop

Post by Nevvy » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:27 am

Hi everyone,
I have some trouble with my new laptop, Asus K501UW.

One of the troubles is that my touchpad does not seem to work properly: it is recognized as mouse (so I can use it, tap as LMB and use the physical touchpad buttons) but not as a touchpad (so I cannot do two-finger tap as RMB or two-finger scroll).

The bug is extremely resemblant of the one here: (late 2014) but the alternative kernel from there does not seem to work (besides the fact that it is obsolete and the patch should already be included in the upstream kernel).
According to the thread here (summer 2016), this is still a relatively common problem with more recent asus laptops.

I am running LM18 with kernel 4.4.0-21.

The relevant part from /proc/bus/input/devices:

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I: Bus=0018 Vendor=0b05 Product=0101 Version=0100
N: Name="FTE1001:00 0B05:0101"
P: Phys=i2c-FTE1001:00
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:15.1/i2c_designware.1/i2c-5/i2c-FTE1001:00/0018:0B05:0101.0003/input/input15
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event15 
B: PROP=0
B: EV=17
B: KEY=30000 0 0 0 0
B: REL=103
B: MSC=10
xinput-list also yields FTE1001:00 0B05:0101 as the name of the touchpad.

Since the issue has been known for two years and the patch has been issued a while ago, I expect the solution to be relatively simple (e.g. force the new device use an older driver), but I'm too much of a newb to find it on my own. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: FTE1001 Touchpad detected as mouse on Asus K501UW laptop

Post by lannatwin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 am

Hello, Thinking of buying this laptop, and wonder if you ever got this issue sorted? Thanks.

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Re: FTE1001 Touchpad detected as mouse on Asus K501UW laptop

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:14 pm

lannatwin wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 am
Hello, Thinking of buying this laptop, and wonder if you ever got this issue sorted? Thanks.
...it appears that the answer would be at least "partially yes", with kernels >4.10 (according to this, this & this).

...Nevvy appears to have been Last active: Fri Nov 04 2016, so let's try calling him if he / she wants to share experiences...
Nevvy wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:27 am
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Re: FTE1001 Touchpad detected as mouse on Asus K501UW laptop

Post by lannatwin » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:24 pm

thx-1138 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:14 pm
lannatwin wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:34 am
Hello, Thinking of buying this laptop, and wonder if you ever got this issue sorted? Thanks.
...it appears that the answer would be at least "partially yes", with kernels >4.10 (according to this, this & this).

...Nevvy appears to have been Last active: Fri Nov 04 2016, so let's try calling him if he / she wants to share experiences...
Nevvy wrote:
Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:27 am
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Thanks for that. Sound like it will work ok with 4.4.0-21.

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Re: FTE1001 Touchpad detected as mouse on Asus K501UW laptop

Post by thx-1138 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:34 pm

...it should work out-of-the-box with kernels newer than 4.10 - but how well it will do so, no idea...

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