Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439136
gsynaptics-init crashes on startup
Last modified: 2008-12-06 14:25:13 EST
Description of problem:
A misspelled parameter name is rejected by gsynaptics-init, which then
terminates without starting daemons.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gsynaptics-init --sm-disable
** (gsynaptics-init:32021): WARNING **: Using synclient
Unknown parameter CoastingSpeedThreashold
The history of this bug in Ubuntu is here:
Apparently, there is more to this than just the misspelling.
According to the man page for synaptics(5), the proper name for the parameter is
Created attachment 299393 [details]
Patch to correct spelling of CoastingSpeed parameter
This patch gets rid of the error message. gsynaptics-init completes normally,
with only the warning. I haven't verified yet that it does anything, as I'm no
longer quite sure what it's supposed to do.
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This is a duplicate of Bug 446502, which applies to F9, so changing the version and marking as duplicate. (Hope I've done the right thing...)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 446502 ***