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August 22nd, 2010, 06:13 PM

I am trying to enable shmconfig so that I can use gsynaptics and related programs. So far I've done the following:

Created /etc/hal/fdi/policy/shmconfig.fdi with contents:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<deviceinfo version="0.2">
<match key="input.x11_driver" string="synaptics">
<merge key="input.x11_options.SHMConfig" type="string">True</merge>

I restarted, and looked to check if shmconfig was on:

less /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i shmconfig
No result. Then I went to xinput list.

⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Macintosh mouse button emulation id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ USB2.0 UVC VGA WebCam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]

So I get why shmconfig.fdi didn't work. It wasn't activated by any devices. My question is, how can I tell which device is my touchpad, and why doesn't it have a name resembling touchpad/synaptics, etc?

This is on 10.04 ubuntu on a 1015pe, which I think had an elantech touchpad (I'm not positive on that, and I forget where I learned that). Otherwise, the touchpad works great. Sensitivity, multitouch, etc, so the driver or what have you is working well.

Thank you for your help!!