synaptics driver for xorg: new feature

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Tue Apr 29 21:33:12 UTC 2008

On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 02:20:17PM -0700, Ted Gould wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 19:02 +0200, Oliver Grawert wrote:
> > unlikely since it requires SHMConfig enabled by default in xorg which we
> > wont do by default since it rips open quite a security hole (everyone,
> > even remotely logged in people can change the trackpad settings for the
> > locally logged in user). 
> It seems like if it grabbed the information from XRandR instead of
> getting it through the xorg.conf file.  He is modifying the driver, I'm
> not sure if it can touch other parts of X.

Not sure what information you're referring to, but if it's the current
rotation, that isn't written to Xorg.0.log (nor obviously to xorg.conf
unless it's a statically configured rotation, which wouldn't be relevant
here anyway).

However, I agree the trackpad behavior while rotated can be quite
confusing, but I think Ogra's right that this needs to be solved at a
different level.

If someone files a bug or blueprint about this, let me know and I can
inquire upstream about it.


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