Synaptic X Bug

Darren Mansell darren at
Mon Oct 8 18:36:25 UTC 2007

Hello everyone.

I would just like to raise awareness of this bug:

It's currently only marked as medium but should be critical.

Basically if anyone using a Synaptics touchpad (any laptop user?) tries
to switch user the touchpad is disabled. The only way to get the pad
back is to switch to a VT and back to X where it drops you back in the
original users session.

If this wasn't bad enough FUSA is now installed by default in Gutsy. So
if someone installs Gutsy on a laptop then tries to use FUSA it will
leave them without a touchpad working, unless they guess to switch to a
VT and back.

IMO this should be a critical bug.


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