Magic Trackpad v1 not recognized as trackpad

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by hypercard, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. hypercard macrumors newbie

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    After some some years not using it, I wanted to use my 1st generation Magic Trackpad again (now having a larger screen where the trackpad scrolling feature would be appreciated).

    Im using a Mac Pro 3,1 (Early 2008; with internal Apple bluetooth module, I think Bluetooth 2.0+EDR) with OS 10.11.6.

    The trackpad itself is fine and works as it should on a MacBook 13" Retina (Late 2013) with OS 10.12.6 -
    but on my Mac Pro the trackpad is not being recognized by the OS as trackpad but rather as a generic mouse.

    After successful Bluetooth pairing the Magic Trackpad shows up correctly in the Bluetooth system preferences, even with the correct 1st generation trackpad icon - and is also being listed in the system profiler Bluetooth section as "Apple Wireless Trackpad".

    But it doesn't show up in the "Trackpad" system preferences ("Wait for a Bluetooth trackpad to be discovered." - "No trackpad found.") and therefore can't be configured in any way

    When it's connecting the Apple Mouse icon is briefly displayed, not the Apple Trackpad icon like before or as on the MacBook.

    As "mouse" it's only usable for clicking and moving the mouse cursor, but not for scrolling or any of the 2 to 4 finger gestures, also my preferred "tap to click" or the two-finger secondary click can't be used (or configured) this way.


    It has certainly worked on this hardware setup in the past, but with an older system (I don't remember which, probably Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks) - something must have changed in El Capitan?

    As far as I know with system integrity protection there is no easy way to use a newer external Bluetooth 4.1 adapter, and even if - how to tell the system to use the external and ignore the internal one?

    See below also the listings from system profiler.


    Thanks for any help...


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    Apple System Profiler

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2,8 GHz
    Number of Processors: 2
    Total Number of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per Processor): 12 MB
    Memory: 32 GB
    Bus Speed: 1,6 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MP31.006C.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.25f4



    Apple Bluetooth Software Version: 4.4.6f1 17910

    Hardware, Features, and Settings:
    Name: Mac Pro
    Address: 00-1F-5B-7E-A7-6F
    Bluetooth Low Energy Supported: No
    Handoff Supported: No
    Instant Hot Spot Supported: No
    Manufacturer: Cambridge Silicon Radio
    Transport: USB
    Firmware Version: 1965
    Bluetooth Power: On
    Discoverable: Off
    Connectable: Yes
    Auto Seek Pointing: On
    Remote wake: Off
    Vendor ID: 0x05AC
    Product ID: 0x8206
    HCI Version: 2.0 (0x3)
    HCI Revision: 0x7AD
    LMP Version: 2.0 (0x3)
    LMP Subversion: 0x7AD
    Device Type (Major): Computer
    Device Type (Complete): Mac Desktop
    Composite Class Of Device: 0x380104
    Device Class (Major): 0x01
    Device Class (Minor): 0x01
    Service Class: 0x1C0
    Auto Seek Keyboard: On


    Devices (Paired, Configured, etc.):

    Magic Trackpad:

    Address: D8-A2-5E-F5-D6-38
    Major Type: Peripheral
    Minor Type: Trackpad
    Services: Apple Wireless Trackpad
    Paired: Yes
    Configured: Yes
    Connected: Yes
    Manufacturer: Apple (0x3, 0x31C)
    Class of Device: 0x05 0x25 0x2594
    AFH: On
    AFH Map: FFFFFFFFFFFF1007F
    RSSI: -53
    Role: Master
    Connection Mode: Sniff Mode
    Interval: 11.25 ms
    Host Connectable: Yes
    EDR Supported: No
    eSCO Supported: No
    SSP Supported: No

    Wireless Keyboard:

    Address: 00-1E-52-FB-FD-DA
    Major Type: Peripheral
    Minor Type: Keyboard
    Services: Apple Wireless Keyboard
    Paired: Yes
    Configured: Yes
    Connected: Yes
    Manufacturer: Broadcom (0x3, 0x32C)
    Battery Level: 84%
    Firmware Version: 0x0141
    Vendor ID: 0x05AC
    Product ID: 0x022D
    Class of Device: 0x05 0x10 0x2540
    AFH: On
    AFH Map: FFFFFFFFFFFF1007F
    RSSI: -49
    Role: Master
    Connection Mode: Sniff Mode
    Interval: 11.25 ms
    Host Connectable: Yes
    EDR Supported: No
    eSCO Supported: No
    SSP Supported: No
     

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  2. jbarley, Aug 18, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017

    jbarley macrumors 68040

    jbarley

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    Location:
    Vancouver Island
    #2
    This isn't much help for you but...

    I have the exact same MP 2008 running 10.11.6 as you and have had no issues with my
    early magic trackpad.
     

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