Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 215157
How to configure "SHMConfig"
Last modified: 2008-07-23 01:49:23 EDT
Description of problem:
In FC6, trying to use "synclient -l" results in the message:
Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
I've added Option "SHMConfig" "true" to the "Synaptics" section of xorg.conf,
but this doesn't seem to have had any effect. Neither have my other attempts at
configuring the Synaptics driver in that file either, actually, so I suspect
that's not how to do the configuration with the current Xorg ...
gsynaptics and ksynaptics (from Extras) also both complain about the lack of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "synclient -l" or any of the other synaptics commands
Complaints about SHMConfig not being enabled
Successful configuration of the synaptics driver
I'm far from being an expert in synaptics, but apart from
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
I also have this one in my xorg.conf:
Option "UseShm" "true"
For me, synclient works.
*** Bug 212753 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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Still an issue with Fedora 8 ...
This works fine in F9 using Option "SHMConfig" "true".
Closing bug, please reopen if you can still reproduce this problem. If so,
please attach a xorg log file so we can have a look at whether the driver is
getting the right device.