Disabling touchpad tapping in 9.10

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Nov 18 20:06:27 GMT 2009


Nigel Ridley wrote:

> OK. No Xorg.conf in 9.10 -- so how do I disable touchpad tapping?
> In Jaunty it was simply a case of adding:
> Option		"MaxTapTime" 		"2"
> to the Synaptic Touchpad section of xorg.conf
> 
> So what do I edit? Is it something to do with
> /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10_keymap.fdi ?
> 
> Blessings,
> 
> Nigel
Ah.  I was looking on the wrong system - forgetting I was ssh'd into my 
wife's system when I looked for the .fdi file :-)

$ cat /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/11-x11-synaptics.fdi                                                                        
<?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>                                                                                       
        <!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using                                                                                            
             the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->                                                                                      
        <!-- EXAMPLES:                                                                                                                                      
        Switch on shared memory, enables the driver to be configured at 
runtime                                                                             
        <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>                                                                                 

        Maximum movement of the finger for detecting a tap
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">2000</merge>

        Enable vertical scrolling when dragging along the right edge
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" 
type="string">true</merge>

        Enable vertical scrolling when dragging with two fingers anywhere on 
the touchpad
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertTwoFingerScroll" 
type="string">true</merge>    

        Enable horizontal scrolling when dragging with two fingers anywhere 
on the touchpad
        <merge key="input.x11_options.HorizTwoFingerScroll" 
type="string">true</merge>     

        If on, circular scrolling is used
        <merge key="input.x11_options.CircularScrolling" 
type="string">true</merge>

        For other possible options, check CONFIGURATION DETAILS in synaptics 
man page
        -->
        <match 
key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:system.hardware.product" 
string="Inspiron 1011">
            <merge key="input.x11_options.JumpyCursorThreshold" 
type="string">90</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.AreaBottomEdge" 
type="string">4100</merge>
        </match>
        <match 
key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:system.hardware.product" 
string="Inspiron 1012">
            <merge key="input.x11_options.JumpyCursorThreshold" 
type="string">90</merge>
            <merge key="input.x11_options.AreaBottomEdge" 
type="string">4100</merge>
        </match>
        <match 
key="/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer:system.hardware.product" 
string="HP MiniNote 1000">
            <merge key="input.x11_options.JumpyCursorThreshold" 
type="string">200</merge>
        </match>
    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>

-- 
derek




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