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    Laptop/Ubuntu problem with a Synaptics Touchpad


    Ok, here is the latest problem.

    I am running Ubunbu 6.06 on my Toshiba Laptop, I want to turn off tapping on my touchpad, and I want to be able to turn it off all together. I found qsynaptics though the Package manager, but when when I run it I get...

    :~$ qsynaptics
    X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168
    Major opcode: 145
    Minor opcode: 3
    Resource id: 0x0
    Failed to open device
    X Error: BadDevice, invalid or uninitialized input device 168
    Major opcode: 145
    Minor opcode: 3
    Resource id: 0x0
    Failed to open device
    users home is /home/shanlek
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
    The program gui then pops up with the error messages

    Please install the synaptics touchpad driver
    please enable X shared memory config in XF86Config
    I have the xfree86-driver-synaptics driver installed (X.Org/XF86)

    gah!!

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    Continuing on

    I have also tried to edit xorg.cong manually to turn off tapping at least. Here is the relevent section as it stands

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "xfree86-driver-synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "LeftEdge" "1500"
    Option "RightEdge" "5800"
    Option "MaxSpeed" "0.20"
    Option "VertScrollDelta" "150"
    Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
    Option "AccelFactor" "0.0012"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "Repeater" "/dev/input/mice"


    EndSection
    Is there anything wrong? Someone please help me!

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