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Old 11-28-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
msuffern
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Enabling GSynaptics touchpad driver on Fedora 10


Hi all. Running Fedora 10 on an IBM T41. Trying to run GSynaptics touchpad driver but am getting the

Code:
GSynaptics couldn't initialize.
You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or XF86Config to use GSynaptics
error message. I created a file called xorg.conf in my root directory and it looks like this:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "X.org Configured"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
	ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
	FontPath     "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"
	FontPath     "built-ins"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Dac8Bit"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "BusType"            	# [<str>]
        #Option     "CPPIOMode"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "CPusecTimeout"      	# <i>
        #Option     "AGPMode"            	# <i>
        #Option     "AGPFastWrite"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "AGPSize"            	# <i>
        #Option     "GARTSize"           	# <i>
        #Option     "RingSize"           	# <i>
        #Option     "BufferSize"         	# <i>
        #Option     "EnableDepthMoves"   	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "EnablePageFlip"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoBackBuffer"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DMAForXv"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "FBTexPercent"       	# <i>
        #Option     "DepthBits"          	# <i>
        #Option     "PCIAPERSize"        	# <i>
        #Option     "AccelDFS"           	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DDCMode"            	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "IgnoreEDID"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DisplayPriority"    	# [<str>]
        #Option     "PanelSize"          	# [<str>]
        #Option     "ForceMinDotClock"   	# <freq>
        #Option     "ColorTiling"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VideoKey"           	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreCrystal" 	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreTunerPort" 	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreCompositePort" 	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreSVideoPort" 	# <i>
        #Option     "TunerType"          	# <i>
        #Option     "RageTheatreMicrocPath" 	# <str>
        #Option     "RageTheatreMicrocType" 	# <str>
        #Option     "ScalerWidth"        	# <i>
        #Option     "RenderAccel"        	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "SubPixelOrder"      	# [<str>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DynamicClocks"      	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "VGAAccess"          	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ReverseDDC"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "LVDSProbePLL"       	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "AccelMethod"        	# <str>
        #Option     "DRI"                	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ConnectorTable"     	# <str>
        #Option     "DefaultConnectorTable" 	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultTMDSPLL"     	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "TVDACLoadDetect"    	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "ForceTVOut"         	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "TVStandard"         	# <str>
        #Option     "IgnoreLidStatus"    	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "DefaultTVDACAdj"    	# [<bool>]
        #Option     "Int10"              	# [<bool>]
	Identifier  "Card0"
	Driver      "radeon"
	VendorName  "ATI Technologies Inc"
	BoardName   "Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]"
	BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
I can pick my way through the directories with the command line but am out of my depth here. Where do I need to add the missing information? Thanks!
 
Old 11-28-2008, 11:23 PM   #2
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your xorg.conf file should be in: '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' not your root directory. edit the one that's in there don't overwrite it or you could make X unuseable.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Check. I cleaned the file off the root, installed and ran system.display.config which created an xorg.conf file in the correct directory; however, still no dice on getting gsynaptics to intialize. Still looking... Thanks though.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 11:41 PM   #4
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post your xorg.conf from /etc/X11
 
Old 11-28-2008, 11:44 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnson_steve View Post
post your xorg.conf from /etc/X11
Voila:

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "single head configuration"
	Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# keyboard added by rhpxl
	Identifier  "Keyboard0"
	Driver      "kbd"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc105+inet"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

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

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Videocard0"
	DefaultDepth     24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
	EndSubSection
EndSection
 
Old 11-29-2008, 03:03 AM   #6
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Add this section below the keyboard but above the video card:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Identifier  "TouchPad"
	Option      "SendCoreEvents"
	Option      "Protocol" "auto-dev"
	Option      "SHMConfig" "on"
	Option      "Emulate3Buttons"
	Option      "VertTwoFingerScroll" "false"
	Option      "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "false"
	Option	"HorizScrollDelta" "0"
	Option	"TapButton1" "0"
	Option	"TapButton2" "0"
	Option	"TapButton3" "0"
EndSection
and then add this to the server layout section just below the line for the keyboard:
Code:
	InputDevice    "TouchPad" "CorePointer"
This is from my setup. I've disabled tap-clicking (I have real buttons and this caused all sorts of unintentional clicking) two finger scrolling (just confusing) and horizontal scrolling (goes forward and back in firefox: not fun) but kept vertical scrolling. If I use my finger along the right side of the pad it scrolls like a mousewheel.
 
Old 11-29-2008, 08:31 AM   #7
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Beautiful! Added that, restarted and...it works! Thanks so much. No tapping and just scrolling. Perfect!
 
Old 11-29-2008, 10:32 AM   #8
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No problem. Welcome to LQ.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 01:21 PM   #9
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Worked for me too.

Thanks johnson_steve! This worked for me too, running Fedora 10 on an HP tx2500z. Note: I deleted the "mouse0" entry in xorg.conf before inserting the "Touchpad"
 
  


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