synaptics touchpad on ubuntu eee

Scott slewin at
Tue Oct 21 15:58:14 BST 2008

O. Sinclair wrote:
> try this:
> add  this line
> 	Option		"MaxTapTime" 		"2"
> to the Synaptic Touchpad section of xorg.conf (/etc/X11), it disables the
> tapping totally and I then use the pad-buttons instead for clicking.
I just noticed a few things.  First, my xorg.conf did not have anything 
about synaptic touchpad in it, so I tried adding it and X will not start 
with anything about the touch pad in xorg.conf.  I just had to repair X 
to get my desktop working again.  Also, in the wiki I read it mentioned 
altering shmconfig.fdi instead by doing the following:

"<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
   <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
    <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>

I did that and it did not seem to work for me.

Your friend

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