- May 26, 2011
- MBD-X8DAL-i -O
- Xeon X5675 (2x)
- AMD Radeon HD 6870
- Mobile Phone
I reinstalled and followed the guide step by step and still had the same issue.
When using the finder and dragging and dropping items, the dragged item refuses to drop and the finder won't let go of the dragged item unless I force quite Finder.
I after I force quite Finder everything is again OK. It doesn't matter if I'm using a mouse or if I'm using a track pad.
I did however find a solution, use an Apple Mouse and remove the Voodoo Trackpad and Mouse Kext from the Voodoo PS2 Kext bundle. I no longer have the issue with dragged items not being able to drop, but can no longer use the track pad.
I'm mostly using this as a mobile workstation so I use a mouse 90% of the time, but it would be nice to use the trackpad on occasion.
I will post the origin ACPI in my next post.
P.s. The drag lock was longer than a second, it never stopped even when I tapped.
Posted in my problem in the following thread.Read guide, post #1, "Problem Reporting".
Posted in my problem in the following thread.
I hope that is correct.
I replied there. You did not follow the guide... (VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext is not even installed).
Yes, I removed it since it was creating this consistent problem I've been trying to describe. If I leave it in their the machine becomes unusable. I followed your guide exactly as written.
It's sort of like a drag lock, but one that never ends. Also, when I right click and the menu comes up, I can't use the mouse to navigate it or highlight items, I have to use the number pads. Active corners don't work, neither does clicking on items in mission control and when moving the pointer over the dock magnification doesn't happen unless I click on the app and then it stays large and no longer follows the arrow. I've attached some pictures showing this issue that don't even show my mouse icon which is really mind boggling.
In the photo where the right click options are being highlighted I had my mouse arrow pointing at something completely different, when I'm highlighting the battery menu my mouse pointer had been hovering over the "Show Percentages", but that item didn't get highlighted, and when the icon in the dock is magnified my mouse wasn't even on the dock. :-o
I don't know how to access the Clover folder since it's in the EFI portion of the drive. Is there a guide on how to do this? I don't mind reading it since I need to know this anyway. Thanks again!
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Did you ever find a solution to this issue, aside from using the external mouse?
I had this issue using the exact same method you used for installation and with the exact same model of HP Elitebook.
I noticed the same types of pointer/touchpad quirks. When initially booting the machine, it would work normally... but then it would start happening out of nowhere. The telltale sign that the touchpad was in this funky state would be when you hovered over the dock icons. It would simply freeze the dock icons from zooming. The only fix I found to get the touchpad working again was to double tap the top left corner of the touchpad to disable and re-enable it, or to tap the F8 (I believe) to do the same thing. That would get it working again for a while. I tried a million different things to get it working or to see if there was a common action that would precede this state. I also had experimented with different versions of the voodoo kext.
This was about 2 years ago and the problem kept me from using that Elitebook as my main Hackintosh notebook. I just picked it up again and ended up messing up the entire install and in trying to repair it, ended up just having to trash the entire install. I am very tempted to re-install everything... but I'm wondering if it's even worth it.
I actually have also experienced some weird touchpad behavior when I had a drive with Windows 10 installed. So I even thought it could be a hardware issue. However, it seems Windows 7 has worked flawlessly with the touchpad for several years and still does. Even in Windows 10, I experimented with a variety of drivers until I gave up. So I am not sure what's going on. Has anyone been able to fix this issue or simply has no issue using the Clover method and the Elitebook 8460p?