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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10

On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 12:13 +0000, phil wrote:
> Linux Media wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've spent the whole day googling and looking at the Fedora List 
> > Archives. All I need to do is disable mouse taps in my mouse pad.
> > 
> > I've edited /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-synaptics.fdi over 
> > and over, but apparently, I don't know the syntax or how it really all 
> > works. And all I got was fragmented pieces of information from my 
> > research. I would like to adhere to the new approach to configuring 
> > hardware. I'm assuming that creating an xorg.conf file just confuses 
> > things and doesn't address the new way of doing things.
> > 
> > Ok, so does anyone know how to correctly edit an FDI file to disable 
> > mouse taps (and which file)? Or is there a better way?
> > 
> > Btw... I'm running KDE 4.2.0
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Rocco
> > 
> follow the instructions here
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=206814

You don't need to do any of that.   All you need to do is:

a) yum install xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
b) synclient TouchpadOff=1

I am writing a Qt GUI to interface with synclient as we speak. 


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