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Old 1st April 2008, 04:03 AM
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Fedora 9 beta - Touchpad issues.

Hello all. I've read through the threads on the problems with touchpads, but I still cannot figure out what I have wrong. I've edited my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file more than I can remember, and I've uninstalled and re-installed everything I can think of. I've been through the bugzilla reports, but my problem is not solving so easily.

I'm on a gateway MT3705. I've attached a copy of my devices.

My touchpad works for moving the curser, but I cannot figure out how to make tapping work. I have installed synaptics, gsynaptics, ksynaptics, one by one, now all together.

[root@localhost Muchacho]# cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep synaptics
(II) LoadModule: "synaptics"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//synaptics_drv.so
(II) Module synaptics: vendor="X.Org Foundation"

My xorg.conf is currently this:

================================================== ==================
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "radeon"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
================================================== ======

I've had SHMConfig set to "on" and "true" at different points, to no difference. When I try to start GSynaptics, I get "GSynatics couldn't initialize." You have to set "SHMConfig" "true" in xorg.conf or xf86config to use synaptics"

KSynaptics tells me to set the SHMConfig to "on", but like the above, I have tried this many times both ways. I don't know what else to provide you with. Everything else works great without any fuss at all, but not being able to tap on the touchpad is driving me crazy. Any ideas on where to turn?
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Old 1st April 2008, 04:16 AM
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The question relates to a BETA release.
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no point putting the problems in the forum.. use the Test-List an or Bugzilla @ http://bugzilla.redhat.com/

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