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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10



On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 09:37 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 09:17 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > 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?
> > ----
> > 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
> 
> NO, NO, NO !  Sheesh !
> 
> SHMConfig is a setting in the xorg.conf file.
> 
> Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and make the synaptics parts of it look like
> this:
> 
> <snip>
> 
> Section "ServerLayout"
>     Identifier     "Default Layout"
>     Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
>     InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
>     InputDevice    "Synaptics Touchpad" "CorePointer"	
> EndSection
> 
> <snip>
> 
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
>         Driver          "synaptics"
>         Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
>         Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
>         Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
>         Option          "HorizScrollDelta"      "0"
>         Option          "SHMConfig"             "on"
> EndSection
> 
> 
> You'll need to restart X (reboot ?) for these changes to take place.
> You might want to back up your present xorg.conf before making these
> changes. 
----
by default, F10 does not have an xorg.conf file and it may not be useful
to create one...I surely wouldn't create one just for Synaptics.

You should be more careful with advice.

Craig


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