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Re: I can't disable my touchpad again...



On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 09:17 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-12 at 10:01 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 21:13 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 15:15 -0500, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2009-02-11 at 13:54 -0500, Bob Barrett wrote:
> 
> > > 
> > > I find that a heavy handed approach for the problem at hand. Its time
> > > for either the touchpad button or ksynaptics to just work.
> > 
> > I don't disagree.  I'm just offering the suggestion for getting it
> > working in the short run.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> > Another message in the thread indicates that the ksynaptics issue may be
> > a bug.  In any case, I've seen some discussion about how to manage the
> > SHMConfig issue in a sustainable way.  So it is being worked on, AFAIK.
> 
> Could you share where you've seen this discussed and who is working on
> the issue ? 

I think it was on fedoral-devel or fedora-test, but I don't recall
exactly.  Search for syantpics threads over the last couple of months on
those lists.

> 
> > BTW, I don't see why modifying xorg.conf is any less "heavy handed" than
> > creating /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-synaptics.fdi.  You're just used to one
> > and not the other.
> 
> Agreed.  Unfortunately, I am experienced at modifying xorg.conf files.
> Actually, I have also done some HAL rules as well. 
> 
> >   But neither should be necessary; there should be a
> > user-accessible configuration tool to do whatever is required.
> 
> Agreed.

Good 8^).  Some of the "we've always done it this way--coddling users is
bad" arguments get kind of tedious after a while...

> 
> 
> 
-- 
                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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