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Re: Ksynaptics. (Was preventing people from making a mistake)



On Sun, 2008-12-07 at 13:52 -0500, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> While the GUI apps don't seem to work without SHMConfig yet, you can
> still tweak the settings in xorg.conf or, better yet, via HAL.  I used
> to use xorg.conf since it existed by default anyway.  In F10, I've
> moved my settings to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-synaptics.fdi, which I
> created with the following contents:
> 
> <match key="info.product" contains="Synaptics TouchPad">
>     <merge key="input.x11_options.CoastingSpeed"
> type="string">20</merge>
>     <merge key="input.x11_options.MinSpeed" type="string">0.09</merge>
>     <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxSpeed" type="string">0.18</merge>
>     <merge key="input.x11_options.EdgeMotionMaxSpeed"
> type="string">600</merge>
> </match>
> 
> Any of the settings from the synaptics manpage should be valid here.
> 
> Not that this is a great solution for users who want a GUI, but it
> does allow you to tweak your settings until the GUI apps learn to work
> without SHMConfig.


Thanks !  That is a good work around.   How would one disable the
touchpad entirely.

When does this file get read ?  Is there a way to force it to be read so
that one could change the settings on the run via a script.

Thanks again.


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