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Re: Disabling mouse taps on Fedora 10



On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 01:35:09AM -0700, Linux Media wrote:
> fred smith wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:12:29AM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> >>On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 12:55 -0500, fred smith wrote:
> >>
> >>>>>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.
> >>----
> >>assuming...
> >>- you have installed xorg-x11-drv-synaptics package
> >>- copied the file referenced to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-synaptics.fdi
> >>- identified the specific touchpad in /proc/bus/input/devices
> >>- added the SHMConfig reference to this 11-synaptics.fdi in the
> >>appropriate section
> >>- restarted the computer
> >>
> >>you shouldn't get that message
> >>
> >>Which part of this are you struggling with?
> >
> >trying to do it without having to create xorg.conf.
> >
> >i've done all the steps with the synaptics.fdi file, and it doesn't
> >seem to disable the touchpad, either. Oh well, it's not a huge deal,
> >I just thought it would be interesting to know how to do it.
> >
> >Thanks!
> 
> Two thing come to mind...
> 
> You may be taking instructions from the post that left out the 'policy' 
> directory in it's copy path when copying the 11-synaptics.fdi file.
> 
> If not, then could it be that the entries need to be lined up (executed) 
> in a certain order?
> 
> I would suggest looking at the 'solved' post. I purposely did a 'step by 
> step' account of how to do this (with the right copy path included), but 
> I also have a link to where you can see my edited synaptics.fdi file in 
> that post.

I did follow that post, though I did not look at your file. For the
moment I'm going to let it slide. I'll get back to it when I have
more time to spend on it.

Thanks for all the info!

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    The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. 
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