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



On Monday 08 December 2008, Tim wrote:
>On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 13:13 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> And then the point is moot anyway cuz there is not sufficient
>> instructions, even in the man page, to properly set this 'SHMconfig'
>> option in the xorg.conf.
>
>Yes, that was my original complaint, too.  Though, by now, I'd forgotten
>which package it was that lacking that crucial info, having gone through
>about three different things related to controlling the touchpad.
>
>An example xorg.conf file, notice my ### comments:
>
>Section "ServerLayout"
>	Identifier     "Default Layout"
>	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
>	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>	InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad"
>### above line had to be added to enable controlling the touchpad
>EndSection
>
>Section "Files"
>	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
>	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
>EndSection
>
>Section "ServerFlags"
>	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
>EndSection
>
>Section "InputDevice"
># keyboard added by rhpxl
>	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
>	Driver      "kbd"
>	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105"
>	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
>EndSection
>
>Section "InputDevice"
>### This section was added to control the touchpad
>### see
> http://satyajitranjeev.wordpress.com/2008/05/16/fedora-9-and-touchpads/ ###
> see http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=200840
>	Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
>	Driver      "synaptics"
>	Option      "SendCoreEvents"
>	Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
>	Option "SHMConfig" "true"
>### the above option for letting SHMConfig play with settings
>	Option "TapButton1" "0"
>	Option "TapButton2" "0"
>	Option "TapButton3" "0"
>	#Option "TouchpadOff" "2"
>	Option "ClickFinger1" "0"
>	Option "ClickFinger2" "0"
>	Option "ClickFinger3" "0"
>	Option "MaxTapTime" "0"
>	Option "MaxTapMove" "0"
>	Option "PalmDetect" "on"
>	Option "FastTaps" "off"
>### various options being tried out here in this EXPERIMENT, you do not want
> all of them EndSection
>
>Section "Device"
>	Identifier  "Videocard0"
>	Driver      "nvidia"
>	Option	    "NoLogo"
>	Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
>EndSection
>
>Section "Screen"
>	Identifier "Screen0"
>	Device     "Videocard0"
>	DefaultDepth     24
>	SubSection "Display"
>	Viewport   0 0
>	Depth     24
>	EndSubSection
>EndSection
>
>Section "Extensions"
>	Option	    "Composite" "Enable"
>EndSection
>
Printed and stuffed in with the lappy for the next time I have to use it.

Thanks Tim.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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		-- Tris Speaker, 1921


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