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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10



On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 10:08 -0700, Linux Media wrote:
> >>>>>>> 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?
> 
> >>>>>> 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
> 
> We're on the same page here Craig. In the original Post, I was concerned 
> about creating an xorg.conf file in case it tripped up the new method of 
> doing things.
> 
> But do you know how to properly shut off mouse taps without the 
> "SHMConfig" "on" option in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then using Synaptics?
----
I believe that executing 'synclient TouchpadOff=1' should do
that...without an xorg.conf but having something
like /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-synaptics.fdi above (I think I omitted the
'policy' directory

Craig


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