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

On Mon, 2008-12-08 at 15:54 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 08 December 2008, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> >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.
> I just blew it away on this box, but will install it on my lappy before I take 
> it anyplace else again.
> Thanks for prodding me to actually look at it, but the question then remains, 
> how do we setup this SHMconfig in our xorg.conf's?  Was that posted & I 
> missed it?


For F8, add 

        Option "SHMConfig" "yes"

to the Synaptics InputDevice section.

For F10, create /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-synaptics.fdi containing:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
      <match key="info.product" contains="Synaptics TouchPad">
	<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig"
      <match key="info.product" contains="AlpsPS/2 ALPS">
	<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
      <match key="info.product" contains="appletouch">
          <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
      <match key="info.product" contains="bcm5974">
          <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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