Bug 499058 - synaptics devices are added twice if configured in xorg.conf
synaptics devices are added twice if configured in xorg.conf
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-synaptics (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Hutterer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-05-04 21:58 EDT by Peter Hutterer
Modified: 2009-05-04 23:15 EDT (History)
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Description Peter Hutterer 2009-05-04 21:58:07 EDT
Description of problem:
If a synaptics device is configured in the xorg.conf it is added to the device list during server startup. The same physical device then is added again through the HAL code, but since synaptics grabs the event device this second device is mute (doesn't send events).

Changing device properties on the second device has no visible effect on the usability on the touchpad, leading to confusion. e.g. enabling tap-to-click on the HAL device doesn't actually enable it since all events are posted through the xorg.conf device.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics up to including 1.1.0-4

How reproducible:
Add a synaptics section to the xorg.conf and reference the device from the ServerLayout. Then start X, run xinput --list --short. Two synaptics devices are listed. Changing properties on the HAL device has no effect.

Expected results:
The device should not be added again.
Comment 1 Peter Hutterer 2009-05-04 23:15:23 EDT
Fixed in 1.1.0-5.


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