SOLVED: Elantech Touchpad ELAN061D not working

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SOLVED: Elantech Touchpad ELAN061D not working

Post by pheasant » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:18 pm

Greetings.

We have two Lenovo ideapad-330-15ikb laptops. Though they are the same models, one has a synaptic touchpad and the other what I think is an Elantech. The Elantech does not work with any Linux distro. At the moment I am dual booting Windows 10, Xubuntu, and Mint Xfce. The touchpad works with Windows. I am a newbie to Linux and at a loss having spent the weekend installing various distros. I have been researching and see that others have similar issues. I have tried the numerous suggestions to modifying the GRUB line "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=" which have not worked.

May I have some help please?

Thank You

Release Linux Mint 19 Tara 64-bit
Kernel Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64

hdk@hdk-330:~$ xinput
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse id=8 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ EasyCamera: EasyCamera id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Ideapad extra buttons id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]

hdk@hdk-330:~$ sudo acpidump | grep -C3 ELAN
E5D0: 4E 55 4D 0C 0F 00 02 02 49 4E 54 31 70 49 4E 55 NUM.....INT1pINU
E5E0: 4D 0C 0F 00 02 02 49 4E 54 32 A0 11 93 53 44 4D M.....INT2...SDM
E5F0: 30 00 53 48 50 4F 0C 0F 00 02 02 01 A0 25 93 54 0.SHPO.......%.T
E600: 50 54 59 01 70 0D 45 4C 41 4E 30 36 31 44 00 5F PTY.p.ELAN061D._
E610: 48 49 44 70 0A 15 42 41 44 52 70 01 48 49 44 32 HIDp..BADRp.HID2
E620: A4 00 A0 27 93 54 50 54 59 0A 02 70 0D 53 59 4E ...'.TPTY..p.SYN
E630: 41 32 42 34 39 00 5F 48 49 44 70 0A 2C 42 41 44 A2B49._HIDp.,BAD
--
E880: A0 30 93 53 44 53 31 0A 02 70 0D 41 54 4D 4C 32 .0.SDS1..p.ATML2
E890: 39 35 32 00 5F 48 49 44 70 00 48 49 44 32 70 0A 952._HIDp.HID2p.
E8A0: 4A 42 41 44 52 70 0C 80 1A 06 00 53 50 45 44 A4 JBADRp.....SPED.
E8B0: 00 A0 30 93 53 44 53 31 0A 03 70 0D 45 4C 41 4E ..0.SDS1..p.ELAN
E8C0: 32 30 39 37 00 5F 48 49 44 70 01 48 49 44 32 70 2097._HIDp.HID2p
E8D0: 0A 10 42 41 44 52 70 0C 80 1A 06 00 53 50 45 44 ..BADRp.....SPED
E8E0: A4 00 A0 30 93 53 44 53 31 0A 04 70 0D 4E 54 52 ...0.SDS1..p.NTR

hdk@hdk-330:~$ dmesg | grep i2c
[ 1.280453] i2c /dev entries driver
[ 13.994508] i2c_hid i2c-ELAN061D:00: i2c-ELAN061D:00 supply vdd not found, using dummy regulator

hdk@hdk-330:~$ dmesg | grep elan
Last edited by pheasant on Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

JeremyB
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Re: Elantech Touchpad ELAN061D not working

Post by JeremyB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm

I think this module I made will work for you on the 4.15.0-20 kernel, in terminal do

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cd /lib/modules/4.15.0-20-generic/kernel/drivers/input/mouse
sudo wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/e0qhczllt8havfg/elan_i2c.ko
Reboot

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Re: Elantech Touchpad ELAN061D not working

Post by pheasant » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:39 pm

Thank You JeremyB.

I downloaded your module and found, I presume, there was an existing module .ko and the new one renamed .ko.1. I'm guessing the original was not working. I renamed the .ko to .ko.orig and yours to .ko. Loaded module manually, it worked. Ran depmod -a and all works on reboot.

Hope I did this right.

How do I mark as solved?

Thank you again so much. I learned a little.

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Re: Elantech Touchpad ELAN061D not working

Post by JeremyB » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:41 pm

You just need to click the edit button on your original post and add Solved to the subject. If you plan on updating kernels, I think I can make up some source code that will update with the kernel using dkms as that module will only work on your current kernel version

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Re: SOLVED: Elantech Touchpad ELAN061D not working

Post by pheasant » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 pm

That would be great, though I don't know when the need might arise. It's not my laptop, but I encourage the owner to keep it up to date. When it breaks then I get involved.

All the best.

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