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

On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 13:13 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 08 December 2008, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> >
> >This point in this thread seems as appropriate as any to mention
> >syndaemon.  It's part of the synaptics (now xorg-x11-drv-synaptics)
> >package.  When it runs, it disables the touchpad while the user is
> >actively typing on the keyboard and re-enables it after a brief pause
> >after the user stops typing.  Sounds very neat.  (I haven't felt the
> >need to actually use it, as I don't have too much trouble with
> >accidental tapping of my current touchpad.)
> >
> >It does require setting SHMConfig, though, so that problem still needs
> >to be addressed.
> Not applicable for F8 it appears, from the description of it that I am looking 
> at on my yumex screen right now, there is zero, nada, no mention of being 
> able to disable it with the currently available synaptics-0.14.6-3.fc8.rpm 
> package.  It is as if the old package is gone, and replaced by a totally new 
> one without that capability.

I wouldn't look there (at least not now that I'm older and wiser and
know where to look for this particular program).  If you have the
synaptics package installed, try 'man syndaemon'.  I don't have an F8
machine handy anymore, but I'm sure it was there.  It's been there for
many generations of Fedora, and probably before that.

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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