How to edit touch pad functions

Sascha Güthling guethling at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 17 19:06:23 BST 2009


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Donn <donn.ingle at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 13 August 2009 16:00:57 Sascha Güthling wrote:
> > Is there another program
> > that offers options?
> Try installing gsynaptics. It helped on my little Acer notebook.
>
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Thank you for your replies.

Nils: mine works the same. I don't know why I thought it's double tap. man
synaptics gave me some ideas but I still struggle to get everything working
the way I want it to. More about that further down.

Donn: gsynaptics seems to be a nice tool but it doesn't give me any options
to change the corner tap action of my touchpad.


I found out, that the setup is not done in xorg.conf anymore. In order to
activate SHM for gsynaptics I created a file shmconfig.fdi under
/etc/hal/fdi/policy/ with the following content:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">

 <device>

  <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
   <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge>

  </match>
 </device>
</deviceinfo>


Supposedly that does the same as having a line like
"Option" "SHMConfig" "True"
in your xorg.conf

This switched SHM on which allowed me to run gsynaptics.
But when I added 2 more lines to switch the corner tapping off they didn't
have any effect. Here is the complete file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
 <device>
  <match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
   <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge>
   <merge key="input.x11_options.RTCornerButton" type="integer">0</merge>
   <merge key="input.x11_options.RLCornerButton" type="integer">0</merge>
  </match>
 </device>
</deviceinfo>

Any ideas anybody?

Any help is appreciated.

Sascha
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