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Re: life without system-config-display



On Sat, 2009-01-17 at 20:16 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > kcmshell ksynaptics says...
> > 
> > Shared Memory is not accessible.
> > 
> > Please add the option 'SHMConfig "on"' into the touchpad section
> > of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> > 
> > and of course, there isn't any xorg.conf file - ignoring that, it says
> > 'Using Driver' "none" - which of course is why my touchpad isn't
> > happening.
> > 
> > do I have to insmod/modprobe something?
> 
> Create an /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-synaptics.fdi with the following contents:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <deviceinfo version="0.2">
>    <device>
>        <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
>            <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig"
> type="string">true</merge>
>        </match>
>    </device>
> </deviceinfo>
> 
> Using xorg.conf for input configuration is obsolete and should no longer be
> done.
> 
> Be warned that SHMConfig is insecure (that's why it's disabled by default).
----
thanks

any commentary about why I have to launch systemsettings and click on
the 'Display' control panel which clearly remembers the settings and
applies them rather than just applying them when I log into my account
with KDE Desktop?

Craig


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