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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10



On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 11:09 -0500, fred smith wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 09:01:13AM -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > 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'm not the OP, but I tried that on my F10 system (eeepc 901, in case
> it makes any difference) and all uses of synclient (except for a bare
> "synclient" results in:
> 
> 	Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
> 
> I don't find anything named SHMConfig, and neither rpm -a, nor 
> "yum list availbale" turns it up.
> 
> Am I missing something?
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cp /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-synaptics.fdi \
 /etc/hal/fdi/11-synaptics.fdi

edit this file (11-synaptics.fdi) as indicated in the thread appropriate
section for your touchpad (you can discover which touchpad section by
'cat /proc/bus/input/devices') and reboot

Craig


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