Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 442798
RAWHIDE Synaptics Touchpad tap button mechanism does not work from thaw from disk
Last modified: 2008-05-21 10:55:57 EDT
Description of problem: When you suspend a laptop (in this case, a IBM T42
thinkpad), upon resume the Synaptics touchpad no longer responds to tap
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hibernate to disk
2. Thaw from disk
3. Enter password , check touchpad tap clicking, doesn't work
Synaptics touchpad does not respond to tapping commands (tap click)
Synaptics touchpad should respond to tap clicking.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 437609 ***
(In reply to #bug 437702 comment #1)
> OK, looks like this one was intentional:
> * Mon Mar 10 2008 Adam Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 0.14.6-4
> - synaptics-0.14.6-tap-to-click.patch: Disable tap to click by default in
> the name of accessibility.
> I'm not sure this is really a good idea, since this is unexpected behaviour,
> both by upstream documentation as well as shipped documentation (e.g. the patch
> would have had to patch the man pages for example as well).
> Instead it could be something that the gdm login screen could be turning on/off
> along with all the other accessibility items. Also if you really want the
> default to change then do it in teh created xorg.conf, not hardwired in the
> sources where no one will be seraching for this change in behaviour. If F9 ships
> out that way you will get lots of duplicates to this bug report.
OK, so we have 5 reports out of a total of 56 reports of all synaptics bug
reports ever filed. Not the bug raining day, but still a very unpleasant
experience with F9 and tapping.
Fixing it is easy, here is the patch
--- synaptics.spec~ 2008-03-28 20:28:10.000000000 +0100
+++ synaptics.spec 2008-04-10 19:45:27.000000000 +0200
@@ -4,3 +4,3 @@
Summary: Synaptics Touchpad Driver
@@ -14,3 +14,2 @@
@@ -55,3 +54,2 @@
-%patch2 -p1 -b .tap
%patch3 -p1 -b .polldelay
@@ -89,2 +87,5 @@
+* Thu Apr 10 2008 Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm@ATrpms.net> - 0.14.6-8
+- Reenable tap to click.
* Fri Mar 28 2008 Rex Dieter <email@example.com> 0.14.6-7
And for the ones too lazy to rebuild I've placed the fixed synaptics package in
ATrpms' testing area or you can get it directly from
Bought my sanity back.