Appletouch going wild

Andreas Schwab schwab at
Sat Nov 10 21:35:28 EST 2007

Johannes Berg <johannes at> writes:

> On Fri, 2007-11-09 at 13:58 +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Every once in a while the touchpad in my iBook G4 (geyser1, 030B) is
>> going wild, emitting random movement events even when not being touched.
>> That started only with 2.6.24-rc1.  The only way to stop it is to reload
>> the appletouch module.  My guess would be that reinitializing the
>> touchpad can result in some kind of race condition.
> Is it the same in -rc2?


> The bad patch that broke fountains was fixed later, but you do have a
> geyser.

I don't see the messages you were seeing with your fountain, geyser1
does understand the geyser mode request, although it apparently uses raw
mode by default.  The reinit does help shutting up the stream of zero
moves, so it is not bad per se.


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