I'm compiling a kernel just for learning purpose, and I almost get all things working, bluetooth, hdmi, usb, card reader, webcam, wifi... etc. But I can't make touchpad works, all that I know about it is...


⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ USB OPTICAL MOUSE                         id=10   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970 Touchpad             id=12   [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)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HD WebCam: HD WebCam                      id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]

cat /proc/bus/input/devices:

I: Bus=0018 Vendor=06cb Product=2970 Version=0100
N: Name="SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970 Touchpad"
P: Phys=i2c-SYN1B81:01
S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/INT3432:00/i2c-0/i2c-SYN1B81:01/0018:06CB:2970.0002/input/input11
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event7 
B: EV=1b
B: KEY=6420 10000 0 0 0 0
B: ABS=2e0800000000003
B: MSC=20

dmesg | grep SYN1B81:01:

[   11.112159] i2c_hid i2c-SYN1B81:01: i2c-SYN1B81:01 supply vdd not found, using dummy regulator
[   11.112178] i2c_hid i2c-SYN1B81:01: Linked as a consumer to regulator.0
[   11.112181] i2c_hid i2c-SYN1B81:01: i2c-SYN1B81:01 supply vddl not found, using dummy regulator
[   11.133437] input: SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970 Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/INT3432:00/i2c-0/i2c-SYN1B81:01/0018:06CB:2970.0002/input/input7
[   11.133526] input: SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970 Touchpad as /devices/pci0000:00/INT3432:00/i2c-0/i2c-SYN1B81:01/0018:06CB:2970.0002/input/input8
[   11.133598] hid-generic 0018:06CB:2970.0002: input,hidraw1: I2C HID v1.00 Mouse [SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970] on i2c-SYN1B81:01
[   11.133664] probe of i2c-SYN1B81:01 returned 1 after 21592 usecs
[   11.224691] input: SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970 Touchpad as /devices/pci0000:00/INT3432:00/i2c-0/i2c-SYN1B81:01/0018:06CB:2970.0002/input/input11
[   11.224837] hid-multitouch 0018:06CB:2970.0002: input,hidraw1: I2C HID v1.00 Mouse [SYN1B81:01 06CB:2970] on i2c-SYN1B81:01

So this is basically all that I know about it, lspci -k doesn't show the touchpad, and lsmod just list two modules related i2c_hid and hid_multitouch I've tested the others disabling them and seeing if it was related if touch. And this is the latest config file that I compiled and I don't know how to get support for this touch, I already enabled everything related with i2c, usb, hid that have elan, elantech, synaptics, designware and nothing worked.

1 Answer 1


After reading about i2c I find out what I was missing, basically:

  • also multitouch and i2c_hid.
    – ltsdw
    Mar 27, 2019 at 6:19

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