AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint touchpad treated as mouse

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rawbert
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AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint touchpad treated as mouse

Post by rawbert » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:31 am

Hi!

I'm having issues with the 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint' (HP zBook Studio G4). It is working but is treated as a mouse device, effectively resulting in all the settings I make in 'Mouse and Touchpad' > 'Touchpad' being ignored. E.g. I can disable 'Tap to click' but with no effect. I can even disable 'Enable touchpad' and it will still work.

These are the relevant lines from the Xorg log file:

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[     9.584] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint (/dev/input/event6)
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "evdev touchpad catchall"
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "evdev touchscreen catchall"
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "touchpad catchall"
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "Default clickpad buttons"
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "libinput touchpad catchall"
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Applying InputClass "libinput touchscreen catchall"
[     9.584] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint'
[     9.584] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: always reports core events
[     9.585] (II) input device 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint', /dev/input/event6 is tagged by udev as: Touchpad Touchscreen
[     9.585] (II) input device 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint', /dev/input/event6 is a touchpad
[     9.616] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint" (type: TOUCHPAD, id 17)
[     9.616] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: (accel) selected scheme none/0
[     9.616] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[     9.616] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[     9.616] (II) input device 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint', /dev/input/event6 is tagged by udev as: Touchpad Touchscreen
[     9.616] (II) input device 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint', /dev/input/event6 is a touchpad
[     9.616] (II) config/udev: Adding input device AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint (/dev/input/mouse1)
[     9.616] (**) AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint: Ignoring device from InputClass "touchpad ignore duplicates"
This is the output of 'xinput':

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$ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ALP0012:00 044E:120C                    	id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Generic USB Audio                       	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PixArt Microsoft USB Optical Mouse      	id=15	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint                	id=17	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP HD Camera: HP HD Camera              	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳   USB Keyboard                          	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳   USB Keyboard                          	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sennheiser Sennheiser SC60 for Lync     	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=16	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP Wireless hotkeys                     	id=18	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP WMI hotkeys                          	id=19	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Generic USB Audio                       	id=20	[slave  keyboard (3)]
I've manually disabled tapping as follows (but still no effect):

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xinput set-prop 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint' 'libinput Tapping Enabled' 0

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$ xinput --watch-props 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint'
Device 'AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint':
	Device Enabled (142):	1
	Coordinate Transformation Matrix (144):	1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
	libinput Tapping Enabled (296):	0
	libinput Tapping Enabled Default (297):	0
	libinput Tapping Drag Enabled (298):	1
	libinput Tapping Drag Enabled Default (299):	1
	libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled (300):	0
	libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled Default (301):	0
	libinput Accel Speed (279):	0.996016
	libinput Accel Speed Default (280):	0.000000
	libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (284):	1
	libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled Default (285):	0
	libinput Send Events Modes Available (263):	1, 1
	libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (264):	0, 0
	libinput Send Events Mode Enabled Default (265):	0, 0
	libinput Left Handed Enabled (286):	0
	libinput Left Handed Enabled Default (287):	0
	libinput Scroll Methods Available (288):	1, 1, 0
	libinput Scroll Method Enabled (289):	1, 0, 0
	libinput Scroll Method Enabled Default (290):	1, 0, 0
	libinput Click Methods Available (302):	1, 1
	libinput Click Method Enabled (303):	1, 0
	libinput Click Method Enabled Default (304):	1, 0
	libinput Middle Emulation Enabled (293):	0
	libinput Middle Emulation Enabled Default (294):	0
	libinput Disable While Typing Enabled (305):	1
	libinput Disable While Typing Enabled Default (306):	1
	Device Node (266):	"/dev/input/event6"
	Device Product ID (267):	2, 8
	libinput Drag Lock Buttons (295):	<no items>
	libinput Horizonal Scroll Enabled (268):	0

Any hints on how to get this thing working as an actual touchpad would be much appreciated! :)

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Re: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint touchpad treated as mouse

Post by bluechip » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 pm

Hello - I also have a new HP ZBook Studio G4 running Mint 18.3 Cinnamon with latest updates and kernel.
Running in UEFI and hybrid graphics mode.
Same issue with touchpad being treated as mouse and this causes issues with lack of palm rejection on the larger touchpad.
Everything else so far works very well, but I haven't test battery life yet, and fan seems to run about 50% of time when browsing static internet pages.
Would love any suggestions on how to force appropriate drivers for this touchpad.

rawbert
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Re: AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint touchpad treated as mouse

Post by rawbert » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:31 am


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