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#1 2009-10-14 08:59:42

naguz
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Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

I have a 11-x11-synaptics.fdi config-file with my synaptics settings and a 10-keymap.fdi file with my keyboard layout set.

After upgrading to Gnome 2.28 yesterday, these settings are not respected anymore. I get US layout, and a touchpad where tapping and RTCornerButton and RBCornerButton does not work. Setting tapping manually in Gnomes mouse settings gui makes it work, but only for tapping.

The strange thing is that the same thing happens when logging in to lxde. As I can't see any x.org-packages that have been installed, this confuses me. Could it be gdm related? Has any other things mouse- and keybpard-related been updated just now?

I updated on the 09.10, and I'm pretty sure everything worked fine (didn't use my laptop much the last couple of days). However, when I updated again the 13.10, yesterday, mouse and keyboard settings broke.

This seems sort of related to this post, but he mentions only keyboard layout, and mine has surely worked since then.

A bug? A Feature? Me being stupid?

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#2 2009-10-14 10:16:45

zenlord
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

Gnome / GDM have there own keyboard- and mouse-settings, possibly overriding the default HAL policy. Since some core-settings have to be configged differently from 2.26, my first bet would be this... I don't know if LXDE has such a feature tho...

Do your logs (messages, Xorg) complain in any way?

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#3 2009-10-14 11:29:16

wonder
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

gnome 2.28 overwrite the settings for touchpad now sad . here is a workaround: http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Gno … s_Touchpad


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#4 2009-10-14 11:56:23

moljac024
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

My touchpad tapping stopped working even though I don't use GNOME nor GDM, so it can't be related...

EDIT: Ooops, my bad, I was running gnome-settings-daemon, fixed it now

Last edited by moljac024 (2009-10-14 11:58:00)


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#5 2009-10-14 18:16:37

kgas
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

This thread also for the same topic Touch pad/mouse click and makes the work simple. zenlord guessed correctly.

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#6 2009-10-14 20:34:18

naguz
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

Is this considered being a bug, so I can hope for a fix, or is it supposed to be this way? With the gdm (config) changes as well, I lean towards not liking 2.28.

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#7 2009-10-15 15:48:27

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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

Damn this new gdm! Now gdm completely rewrites hal policies. I changed display manager from Gdm to lxdm and now shortcuts, synaptics touchpad and keyboard layouts are working as previous, i.e. as it is specified in /etc/hal/fdi/policies/*.fdi.

I lean towards not liking 2.28.

I have to say the same

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#8 2009-10-15 21:09:20

perost
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

I'm also having problem with Gnome not respecting my Hal settings. After enabling tapping in gnome-mouse-properties it mostly works, but for some reason TapButton2 and TapButton3 are reversed, ie. TapButton2 = 3 and TapButton3 = 2. I can't find any way of configuring the TapButtons in Gnome either, which is really stupid.

I guess I can somehow make sure that synclient sets these correctly, but is there no way of telling gnome to either set the corrent values or to not touch the settings at all? Not running gnome-settings-daemon is not an option for me, since it sets a lot of other things that I want.

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#9 2009-10-18 08:42:34

naguz
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

How did you get it to activate tap buttons at all? I have set op two tap-areas on my touchpad (RTCornerButton and RBCornerButton) acting as second and third mouse button respectively in the config file, but I have found nowhere to set this up in Gnome. Where on earth does it store these touchpad config?

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#10 2009-10-18 09:53:39

perost
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

naguz wrote:

How did you get it to activate tap buttons at all? I have set op two tap-areas on my touchpad (RTCornerButton and RBCornerButton) acting as second and third mouse button respectively in the config file, but I have found nowhere to set this up in Gnome. Where on earth does it store these touchpad config?

I enabled tapping in gnome-mouse-properties, but that's all you can do regarding tap buttons in Gnome. There is no way of configuring the tap buttons in that program, so I used synclient to do that.

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#11 2009-10-23 14:45:22

jan
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

I resolved the problem by setting /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/mouse/active to false in gconf-editor (macbook 5,1), hope this will help

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#12 2009-10-26 17:56:23

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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

I used to have both vertical scrolling and two-finger scrolling on my trackpad just fine before the 2.28 update.  Does anyone know of way of enabling this again?

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#13 2010-03-12 15:30:15

naguz
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Re: Hal settings for synaptic/keyboard not respected anymore (Gnome2.28)

machoo02: Yo have probably foud out by now anyway, but you can use jans solution t get things working properly. I have edited the synaptics wiki (The troubleshooting section) and added the solution there.

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