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Old 12-16-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
Josh000
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Synaptics touchpad problem


OK, SO I installed the synaptics package from the DVD, and copied /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/11-x11-synaptics.fdi to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ as per other forum posts I found.

I then edited /etc/hal/fdi/policy/11-x11-synaptics.fdi to contain only:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
  <device>
    <match key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad">
        <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">synaptics</merge>
        <!-- Arbitrary options can be passed to the driver using
             the input.x11_options property since xorg-server-1.5. -->
        <merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">true</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxTapMove" type="string">2000</merge>
        <merge key="input.x11_options.VertEdgeScroll" type="string">true</merge>

    </match>
  </device>
</deviceinfo>
I then restarted HAL and X after doing so, however there was no change.

I attempted this after succusfully changing my keyboard layout, so was somewhat familiar with the routine.

From what I can see, I should have tapping and vertical scrolling enabled, but it simply does not work.

I would also like to know how to decrease the sensitivity/speed, as I understand everything is handled by HAL and this would be the place to do it.

Any help appreciated
 
Old 12-17-2009, 05:12 AM   #2
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Grr God I hate HAL. You can control how the synaptics touch pad behaves right in the Xorg.conf file. I control side scrolling and even how fast it responds to finger movements in my xorg.conf file. Below is part of my xorg that deals with the driver.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Synaptics Touchpad"
	Driver      "synaptics"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
        Option      "TapButton1"    "1" # 1 finger - left 
        Option      "MinSpeed"      "0.10"  # speed factor for low pointer mov
        Option      "MaxSpeed"      "0.40" # max speed factor for fast pointer 
        Option      "AccelFactor"   "0.0030" #Acceleration factor for normal

Last edited by exvor; 12-17-2009 at 05:15 AM. Reason: added xorg info
 
Old 12-17-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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I don't have an xorg file because I have not needed it until now.

Is it not possible to set it up with HAL and HAVE to use xorg.conf?
 
Old 12-17-2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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I'm no HAL guru but I did fix the tap click on my Synaptics touch pad with:

Code:
merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
I'm confident if you search around you'll be able to find all the HAL policy tweaks you need.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 11:10 PM   #5
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post # 6 of http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...reboot-758184/

worked for me

the default file is a fully commented out block.

maybe your typing in the commented out section?

i have nothing in my xorg.conf for mouse at all, I'm using his settings, so I have vertical, horiz scroll, and tap to click.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 05:22 AM   #6
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This is all fixed.

I added the following lines to my 11-x11-synaptics.fdi file. I'm surprised I missed them out somehow :\

Code:
<merge key="input.x11_options.TapButton1" type="string">1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.MinSpeed" type="string">0.1</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.MaxSpeed" type="string">0.4</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.AccelFactor" type="string">0.002</merge>
 
  


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