Bug 22715 - Synaptics configuration file "11-x11-synaptics.fdi" does not get loaded
Summary: Synaptics configuration file "11-x11-synaptics.fdi" does not get loaded
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Input/synaptics (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4 (2008.09)
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium major
Assignee: Peter Hutterer
QA Contact:
Keywords: regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-07-10 16:59 UTC by Sven-Hendrik Haase
Modified: 2009-07-19 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Xorg log (36.10 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-07-10 17:00 UTC, Sven-Hendrik Haase
no flags Details
synaptics fdi file (2.05 KB, text/plain)
2009-07-10 17:01 UTC, Sven-Hendrik Haase
no flags Details
The fedora fdi file. (1.27 KB, text/plain)
2009-07-19 16:22 UTC, Peter Hutterer
no flags Details

Description Sven-Hendrik Haase 2009-07-10 16:59:33 UTC
The suggested synaptics configuration file "11-x11-synaptics.fdi" does not have an effect if put to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/. Neither does renaming it to "99-x11-synaptics.fdi" as Arch wiki and Gentoo wiki suggest.
I'm using evev for input management. Configuration does work if put into xorg.conf.
It is 100% reproducable every single time I reboot, restart HAL or restart X (neither of which have any effect on the problem to begin with). I changed the default .fdi quite a bit and it appears it just skips it and loads the default configuration. 

I'm an Arch Linux user so the package is rather clean upstream. Have a look at the PKGBUILD (the package creation script):

Arch Linux synaptics wiki entry in case there's an error in the instructions:

Arch Linux forums thread where quite a few people have the same problem: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75502&p=1

Apparently, downgrading works though I don't consider that an solution.
Comment 1 Sven-Hendrik Haase 2009-07-10 17:00:22 UTC
Created attachment 27577 [details]
Xorg log
Comment 2 Sven-Hendrik Haase 2009-07-10 17:01:26 UTC
Created attachment 27578 [details]
synaptics fdi file
Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2009-07-10 18:24:54 UTC
the log shows that the synaptics driver is still loaded, and it is loaded with the TapButton1/2/3 and SHMConfig options. so that at least is picked up somewhere.

not sure where exactly the problem is, the fdi looks correct on a quick glance.

either way - if the options don't show up in lshal that's a configuration error, not a driver bug.
Comment 4 Sven-Hendrik Haase 2009-07-19 13:27:56 UTC
I've done some additional testing and I just can't get my .fdi to load correctly. Neither can other people who I asked to it out for me.

Could you provide a working 11-x11-synaptics.fdi that I would put to /etc/hal/fdi/11-x11-synaptics.fdi to see if it worked?
Comment 5 Peter Hutterer 2009-07-19 16:22:55 UTC
Created attachment 27835 [details]
The fedora fdi file.

it's /etc/hal/fdi/policies/10-synaptics.fdi (note the policies!). I'm not sure if stuff in just /etc/hal/fdi will be picked up.
Comment 6 Sven-Hendrik Haase 2009-07-19 22:11:07 UTC
Thanks a lot! I was able to debug the issue using the file you provided and contributed back my findings to the ArchWiki. I'm going to request closure of this bug. 

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