xserver-xorg.synaptics question

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 27 19:02:42 PDT 2015

Gene Heskett composed on 2015-04-27 21:24 (UTC-0400):

>> > Can someone tell me how to edit the /usr/share/X11/50-synaptics.conf
>> > file, which when copied to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, will disable it
>> > totally?

>> what exactly do you want to do? ignore the device completely?

>> Section "InputClass"
>>    Identifier "ignore touchpads"
>>    MatchDriver "synaptics"
>>    Option "Ignore" "on"
>> EndSection

> I put that into the file, then renamed it to Xorg.conf when that didn't 
> work, followed by another reboot, no difference in the behaviour or the 
> Xorg.0.log.

> Does it belong in the Xsessions.d subdir?  

/etc/X11/Xsession.d/ is for scripts to be executed, not .conf files.


> And what is its correct name?

Name isn't crucial if in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/. 50-synaptics.conf should be
fine. 05-input.conf should do just as well. /etc/X11/xorg.conf should work
too, but you don't want overlap between /etc/X11/xorg.conf
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/* trying to control the same device - you might wind up
with everything being ignored.
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