Ubuntu – Alienware 13 touchpad not working under any distro [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] [hid-rmi]


Well, as the title explains that's my problem, I'm using 3.18 kernel, and this are my thoughts:

First of all the touchpad wasn't showing up in xinput while I was expecting something like:

⎜   ↳ PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                   id=14   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9 UNKNOWN              id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]

the result was:

⎡ Virtual core pointer                      id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SI                                        id=11   [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)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ SI                                        id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated_Webcam_FHD                     id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                          id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]

I have a USB-mouse connected to the computer so it must be the SI.

I was amazed because I have read this question asking for changing the behaviour of the touchpad while mine isn't even detected so I went to the dmesg, that shows:

[   11.910114] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Scanning PDT...
[   11.918335] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Found F34 on page 0x00
[   11.922470] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Found F01 on page 0x00
[   11.925806] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Found F12 on page 0x00
[   11.938596] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Found F54 on page 0x01
[   11.946371] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Found F30 on page 0x02
[   11.960820] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Found F55 on page 0x03
[   11.968612] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: rmi_scan_pdt: Done with PDT scan.
[   11.968678] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: No 2D sensor found, giving up.
[   11.968739] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Error while initializing F11 (-19).
[   11.968839] input: DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9 as /devices/pci0000:00/INT3433:00/i2c-0/i2c-DLL068B:00/0018:06CB:76E9.0004/input/input7
[   11.969042] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: input,hidraw3: <UNKNOWN> HID v1.00 Mouse [DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9] on 
[   11.969125] hid-rmi 0018:06CB:76E9.0004: Device failed to be properly configured

And the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file shows something like:

[    26.245] (II) config/udev: Adding input device DLL068B:00 06CB:76E9 (/dev/input/event7)
[    26.245] (II) No input driver specified, ignoring this device.

So the thing it's it can be a problem with either hid-rmi or a problem with the X configuration (probably the hid-rmi but not for sure) or both which is fun. If anybody have any idea about the problem, it'll be welcomed.

Best regards, me.

Best Answer

I found an solution:

Type in the terminal

sudo su
echo 'blacklist i2c_hid' >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
depmod -a
update-initramfs -u

and reboot

Hope did work for you!!

Related Question