Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 436641
Touchpad conflicts and settings not working
Last modified: 2009-01-09 01:08:15 EST
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Description of problem:
Hardware: HP c6715b
- Icon is missing in Preferences/Hardware/Touchpad
This also prevent it from being put on toolbar, etc.
- For scrolling, this happen in the middle of the touchpad, not
at the edge of it. ( in ksynaptics, the area is adjustable )
- ksynaptics-0.3.3-2.fc8 is installed on the same system. If you tick off
tapping in any of them, it is still active. In order to adjust settings, it
you have to do the same settings in both applications. gsynaptics may show
settings ticked off, while ksynaptics may show them as on.
- the touchpad may behave erractic, and cursor may drift in position when the
touchpad is not touched. Working with both programs, one may get this under
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install gsynaptics and ksynaptics
2. change any settings on one of them
Settings are not registrated
Settings should be registrated
It seem like an IPC conflict. The unpredicted behavior, motion it may do on
it's own, can drive anyone crazy. In worst case, motions and clicking (tapping function ) may start applications on it's own. It may start writing to disk, or
any other major accident.
Assign it as a severe bug, as for those that don't know about the conflicts with
the two programs, it can crash the whole system. Setting critical hardware options, or other critical date have caused major crisis earlier.
BUG #1 - see Bugzilla Bug 436883: touchpad.png icon corrupt
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