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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10 (solved)



On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 12:19 -0700, Linux Media wrote:
> Copy/Rename the FDI file...
> cp /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-synaptics.fdi \
>   /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-synaptics.fdi

You do want to make sure that you add in a user custom config file, not
modify the default one.  Because, otherwise, you'll lose your
customisation at the next yum update that updates the relevant package.

I haven't tried Fedora 10, yet, but on 9, playing with SHM (one of the
methods of disabling the touchpad) isn't 100% effective.  Every now and
then (like half a second, in the most appropriate moment) the touchpad
will spring back to life, again.  And there are some security issues
with this technique.  Unfortunately I had to take that route, because
the touchpad does need to work, sometimes, and does need to be disabled
at other times, and rebooting/reconfiguring is not a reasonable option.

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