Question about Xorg 7.1 and the synaptics touch pad driver

Joshua Baergen joshuabaergen at
Sat Jul 29 09:57:34 PDT 2006

Oops, I sent this off-list only by accident the first time.

Deron Johnson wrote:
> It looks like Xorg 7.1 no longer loads .o driver files (where is this
> change documented, by the way?). I'm running Fedora Core 5 and it

Yeah, X > or so uses DLLoader by default/only.

> only has /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/synaptics_drv.o, not the
> necessary .so file. Where can I find  I tried building
> the synaptics driver from the 0.14.6 version on
> (which is the latest) but it
> only builds the .o file. Thanks for your help.

I believe you just have to add '-fPIC' to the CFLAGS in the Makefile to
build that way.

Joshua Baergen

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