Bug 215775 - ksynaptics spuriously overrides synaptics settings from xorg.conf
ksynaptics spuriously overrides synaptics settings from xorg.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ksynaptics (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Orion Poplawski
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-11-15 12:56 EST by Klaus-Peter Schrage
Modified: 2008-05-06 12:50 EDT (History)
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Description Klaus-Peter Schrage 2006-11-15 12:56:40 EST
Description of problem:
The synaptics driver on my ibook G4 works nicely after changing the 'edge'
settings in xorg.conf to some decent values:
        Option        "LeftEdge"      "20"
        Option        "RightEdge"     "960"
        Option        "TopEdge"       "20"
        Option        "BottomEdge"    "337"
These are the values that the driver uses when the X server is started,
according to Xorg.0.log. But when KDE is up and ksynaptics gets loaded, these
values are overridden with defaults that render the Apple touchpad unusable.
Output from synclient -l:
    LeftEdge             = 1700
    RightEdge            = 5300
    TopEdge              = 1700
    BottomEdge           = 4200
Disabling ksynaptics and restarting X cures the problem. 
BTW, other settings in xorg.conf, e. g. 'MinSpeed', are not overridden.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install ksynaptics from fedora extras
2. Restart X or enable touchpad in control center
Actual results:
Apple touchpad gets unausable

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Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 00:42:29 EDT
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