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Old 11-20-2009, 07:01 PM
Matteo Riva
 
Default Can't tweak anything about synaptics touchpad

After the full-upgrade of my testing system (with kernel 2.6.30) I
can't do anything about my touchpad anymore, with the main problem
being that I can't disable it.
Neither synclient nor xinput have any effect on it, and if I try

gsynaptics-init

I get

GSynaptics couldn't initialize.
You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or XFree86.conf to
use GSynaptics

relevant part of xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "SHMConfig" "true"
EndSection

Any suggestion on how to turn that thing off again?

Thanks


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Old 11-20-2009, 09:22 PM
Cameron Hutchison
 
Default Can't tweak anything about synaptics touchpad

Matteo Riva <muradin@gmail.com> writes:

>After the full-upgrade of my testing system (with kernel 2.6.30) I
>can't do anything about my touchpad anymore, with the main problem
>being that I can't disable it.

>Neither synclient nor xinput have any effect on it, [...]

>From /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/NEWS.Debian.gz:

* All the shared memory code has been removed from synclient and syndaemon.
The SHMConfig option is still available but the only use is for monitoring
the hardware state data.
If you have any script that changes the synaptics driver configuration
make sure that you don't use the -s option to synclient. Or even better,
configure the driver via hal.

> Option "SHMConfig" "true"

That looks like the problem.


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Old 11-21-2009, 01:24 AM
"Mr. Wang Long"
 
Default Can't tweak anything about synaptics touchpad

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 06:22, Cameron Hutchison <lists@xdna.net> wrote:
> Matteo Riva <muradin@gmail.com> writes:
>
>>After the full-upgrade of my testing system (with kernel 2.6.30) I
>>can't do anything about my touchpad anymore, with the main problem
>>being that I can't disable it.
>
>>Neither synclient nor xinput have any effect on it, [...]
>
> >From /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-input-synaptics/NEWS.Debian.gz:
>
> ** All the shared memory code has been removed from synclient and syndaemon.
> * *The SHMConfig option is still available but the only use is for monitoring
> * *the hardware state data.
> * *If you have any script that changes the synaptics driver configuration
> * *make sure that you don't use the -s option to synclient. Or even better,
> * *configure the driver via hal.
>
>> * * * Option * * *"SHMConfig" "true"
>
> That looks like the problem.
>
>
I got a similar problem. I had configured the driver via hal, and if
I login to KDE4, every feature I want was enabled. But for Gnome, I
had to run this command every time after started up or resumed from
sleep:

/usr/bin/synclient TapButton1=1 HorizEdgeScroll=1

It seemd something in gnome disabled those options. Is there anything
I can do to workaround or at least to monitor and find out the one in
gnome who disabled the options?

These are my configuration files:

=========== /etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-synaptics.fd: ==============
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
<device>
<match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
<merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.TouchpadOff" type="string">0</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.HorizEdgeScroll" type="string">1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.LockedDrags" type="string">1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.FastTaps" type="string">1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.LBCornerButton" type="string">2</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.RBCornerButton" type="string">3</merge>
</match>
</device>
</deviceinfo>

=========== This is all I have in /etc/X11/xorg.conf: ===============
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
EndSection


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Thanks & Regards,
Wang Long


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Old 11-21-2009, 10:27 AM
Matteo Riva
 
Default Can't tweak anything about synaptics touchpad

I don't understand, yesterday I managed to switch it on and off by
inserting and removing the `psmouse` module via modprobe, today it just
doesn't get back on -- I haven't change anything else in my
configuration.

Also about the quoted changelog, I wasn't using `synclient` with the
`-s` switch.


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