Dell D610 touchpad configuration

Victor Engmark victor.engmark at
Mon Apr 30 07:26:28 UTC 2007

On 4/27/07, Matt Kosht <matt.kosht at> wrote:
> On 4/27/07, Victor Engmark <victor.engmark at> wrote:
> > I'm attempting to configure my laptop properly for, and the only
> > device which doesn't work properly now is the touchpad. The tutorials
> > I've seen so far seem to assume that all touchpads use the Synaptic
> > driver, but this is the information I get at boot time, and which I
> > assume is the touchpad:
> > $ dmesg | grep psm0
> > psm0: <PS/2 Mouse> irq 12 on atkbdc0
> > psm0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
> > psm0: model GlidePoint, device ID 0
> >
> > Apropos, "dmesg | grep -i synapt" gives no output, and "dmesg | grep
> > -i mouse" only shows the PS/2 + the USB mouse.
> I have a Dell Latitude D820 (uses same synaptics touchpad as your)
> with the same issue as you.  There is another change required by the
> driver to work correctly.
> you need to add this line in your /boot/loader.conf
> hw.psm.synaptics_support="1"
> This didn't make it work for me, but I would be curious if it did for
> you and I can try to duplicate what you are doing.

Sorry, I didn't mention this - I already added it (without the quotes;
I guess they are not significant):
$ grep synaptics /boot/loader.conf

Victor Engmark
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