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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10



On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 10:18:05AM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> 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

To go back to my posting earlier in the thread, running synclient results
in an error message about SHMConfig not existing.


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