mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Thu May 10 23:59:25 UTC 2007
On Thu, 10 May 2007, Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I installed gsynaptics on my Dell Latitude D820 laptop running
> Fedora 7 Test 4 because I was advised this would help with phantom
> mouse clicks. When I try to run gsynaptics, a dialog says
> GSynaptics couldn't initialize.
> You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg.conf or XF86Config to use
> At the same time, the console says:
> (gsynaptics:7460): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
> Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols
> specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
> I have no XF86Config file, but I have /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but adding
> above entry does not seem to help.
Where did you put it?
My touchpad section is:
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
You'll need to restart X (log out and back in) after making the change.
> What should I do? And what exactly is gsynaptics supposed to do?
It's a config tool for Synaptics touchpads, also menu accessible as System
-> Preferences -> More Preferences -> Touchpad. Among other things, it
allows you to turn off tapping.
If you like tapping, but not accidental tapping, you might look at
syndaemon (in the synaptics RPM).
> Take care
Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
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