I have installed Fedora 14 on a Gateway LT4004u netbook and am trying to disable tapping on the touchpad.
Any help would be appreciated.
Here is what I've tried so far:
System|Preferences|Mouse and System|Preferences|Pointing Devices and "click on Name in upper right|System Preferences|Mouse"
These do not have anything about "TouchPad", but I was able to disable some mouse gestures (scrolling), but not tap-to-click
lshal indicates it is using the "evdev" for input.x11_driver. Most of the instructions on the Internet are for the synaptics driver. How can I get it to use the synaptics driver?
Also, lshal | grep -i 'touchpad'
doesn't show anything. It looks like the whole assembly is treated as a "PS/2 style mouse" from the lshal output.
I tried the following, but it didn't stick after reboot:
hal-set-property --udi /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/platform_i8042_i8042_AUX1_port_logicaldev_input --key input.x11_driver --string synaptics
First of all, there is some discrepancy on the Internet about where this file should go, for this purpose:
Is it /etc/X11/xorg.conf, /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf, or /etc/xorg.conf?
I tried all of the MaxTapTime, TapButton1, etc. settings in xorg.conf, but that is for the synaptics driver, not evdev. It appeared there wasn't a setting to disable tap-to-click in evdev set up.
I tried a "catchall" for "evdev" input devices with a driver clause specifying synaptics in an effort to make it switch to the synaptics driver, but that didn't work.
I did a "yum install" to verify that I had the synaptics driver software loaded.
And, I did a "depmod -a" which made the driver appear to show up in the /lib/modules/22.214.171.124-45.fc14.x86_64/modules.dep - where it wasn't before.
I tried the BIOS setup but there was no place to configure the touchpad.
Finally, I found the F6 button which toggles on/off the touchpad, completely.
This serves as a workaround which makes the system useable, but it is still less productive to hit "F6" every time I switch between the mouse and typing.
Thanks in advance for your help.