Bug 446502 - gsynaptics doesn't run
Summary: gsynaptics doesn't run
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gsynaptics
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Andreas Thienemann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 439136 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-14 21:02 UTC by Kevin J. Slonka
Modified: 2009-07-14 14:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:59:53 UTC

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Description Kevin J. Slonka 2008-05-14 21:02:05 UTC
Description of problem:
gsynaptics-init bombs

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have an F8 machine with gsynaptics working properly
2. Upgrade to F9
3. Watch gsynaptics fail
Actual results:
Gsynaptics does not run.  when invoking from the command line you see this:
 # gsynaptics-init --sm-disable

** (gsynaptics-init:3430): WARNING **: Using synclient
Unknown parameter CoastingSpeedThreshold

The same happens without the --sm-disable.

The results of this not running is that you can use the touchpad and scroll with
the side-scrollbar, but you can't tap to click things.

Expected results:

Additional info:
From https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gsynaptics/+bug/70525/comments/8:

The name of the attribute causing the error is (apparently) CoastingSpeed. Note
no "Threshold" or "Threashold" or any other spelling at the end, just

After changing this in gsynaptics.c, it works properly and can save and restore
settings with gsynaptics-init. (finally!)

Comment 1 Matthew Saltzman 2008-12-06 19:25:13 UTC
*** Bug 439136 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:59:53 UTC
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