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Old 03-23-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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The synaptics driver works, synclient & syndaemon fails

I'm running SuSE 9.2 Professional on my Compaq Presario laptop (kernel 2.6.8-24). My touchpad is a synaptics touchpad.

Sax2 misdetected my mouse, and after making changes to my xorg.conf file, I am getting extra touchpad functionality out of my touchpad, and my external USB mouse works great too.

The only problem is that my touchpad is a problem when I'm typing. I googled around, and I found that syndaemon can do that.

I found out that both synclient or syndaemon are not installed. I couldn't find an rpm for these apps, so I downloaded the source for the driver (version 0.14) and ran make on the source.

After compilation, both synclient and syndaemon return the following error:
Incorrect size of shared memory area. Incompatible driver version?

Here's part of my xorg.conf file:
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Name" "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
#Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Edges" "1900 5400 1800 3900"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "on"
Option "CircularScrolling" "off"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "13"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "13"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.005"
Option "Finger" "35 40"
Option "FingerLow" "25"
Option "FingerHigh" "30"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.01"
Option "MaxSpeed" "0.15"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "40"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "40"

What do I do now?

Last edited by tisource; 03-23-2005 at 11:03 PM.


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