Feedback on the Dell Precision M4700

Asked by Ignacio Casal Quinteiro

I do not think that this laptop can be certified as the touchpad protocol is not supported in the kernel.

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Ara Pulido (ara) said :

What version of Ubuntu are you running?

Currently, this laptop is only certified for the pre-installed version of Ubuntu (11.10, preinstalled).

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Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (nacho-resa) said :

This is not a matter of ubuntu, it is a matter of the linux kernel, which does not support the new protocol of the alps driver.
See and and

Canonical should push dell to get this working as most of the new dell laptops touchpads do not work properly.

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Philipp Gassmann (phiphi.g) said :

The touchpad works as simple mouse, but no scrolling possible.

Also Dell does not provide the Touchpad drivers for Download.

I think Canonical should require that the necessary drivers are available by default or at least for download.

It would also be nice if Canonical could push an upgrade to 12.04 for that device. Still only available with Ubuntu 11.10

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Ignacio Casal Quinteiro (nacho-resa) said :

To give some more light on this, some patches have been submitted upstream and will be for the next kernel. See

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