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February 14th, 2009, 02:55 AM
I tried to open a new application to change my touch pad settings but I get this error message:
GSynaptics couldn't initialize.
You have to set 'SHMConfig' 'true' in xorg/conf or XF*^Config to use GSynaptics

What do I do? If its impossible for me to use this application then is it possible to disable my touch pad while I have a mouse plugged in?

February 15th, 2009, 07:02 PM
First make backup of your xorg.conf file

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak

open the file

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

and as message said find the line and change the value to true.Save file and reboot.

February 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Most likely the line isn't there at all. You can then add

Option "SHMConfig" "True"
to the input device section of synpatic . If you're running Intrepid (8.10), then you will have to work with fdi files instead. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticsTouchpad#Enabling%20SHMConfig for more information.