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Join Date: Mar 2009
Standard Touchpad Pref Panel Disappeared after 10.5.7 Update - 05-17-2009, 06:38 AM
I have a Dell Mini 9, originally created with 10.5.6 and Dell EFI 1.1 per the instructions in this forum and that was running pretty close to perfectly. No, I had not installed the two-finger touchpad driver or any of the other extra touchpad drivers--I was just using the standard Mac one. I just upgraded tonight to 10.5.7, re-ran EFI 1.1 (re-installed drivers), re-ran AboutThisMac.pkg, and everything seems to be fine except that my Touchpad preference panel is no longer present when I go to System Preferences. The touchpad itself is working fine in 10.5.7--the problem is that I can't get to preferences for it anymore to adjust sensitivity, etc.
If I navigate to /System/Library/PreferencePanes, I can still see the Trackpad.prefPane file, but when when I try to launch it manually, it gives me an error saying that I don't have the right hardware to run this pref pane.
UPDATE 1: Upon further playing around, it also appears that I can no longer change the alt/command/option key mapping in the "Keyboard & Mouse" pref pane (in the "Modifier Keys" section). I can get into the right place and change the mappings from the dropdown menus, but any changes have absolutely no effect. This was useful to make the Windows key on the mini 9 into the command key, vs. its default of being alt, etc. Hmmm...don't know if this is related to the lack of Trackpad pref pane, but it happened at the same time.
UPDATE 2: To see if I could at least get some part of the Touchpad control working, I did try the replacement touchpad driver talked about in the following thread: http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/mac-...installer.html . This new touchpad driver did work and since it has its own pref pane, that one is visible in my System Preferences and I can use it to control the touchpad. Heck, two-finger scrolling even works now. So, at least there is a work-around available for the issue via this replacement driver.
Join Date: Mar 2009
05-18-2009, 11:07 PM
After the upgrade you can use the two finger scrolling experimental installer. I used it, an even though it isn't final yet it works really well. Since doing a manual install is way over my head, here is the thread with the auto installer:
EDIT: Whoops, I missed the post above talking about it.
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