Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 499058
synaptics devices are added twice if configured in xorg.conf
Last modified: 2009-05-04 23:15:23 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
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.
The device should not be added again.
Fixed in 1.1.0-5.