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Re: Bug#352303: ITP: gsynaptics -- configuration tool for Synaptics touchpad driver of X

On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:38:03PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> Oops.  I think I was careless.
> On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 11:18:04PM +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > I had a second thought so I need your help again.
> > > GSynaptics is a configuration tool for the Synaptics touchpad driver
> > > of the X server.  This allow for modifications of the driver
> > s/allow/allows/ ?
> > > parameters on the fly through a GUI interface by using 
> > > the "synclient" program as backend.
> It looks like "synclient" is not always used.

Be really careful then! We have to synchronize uploads when the shared
memory segment layout of the driver changes.

<download, build, run, inspect>
Oh, wait. Gsynaptics already includes a different (much older) version
of struct SynapticsSHM. It won't work with the current synaptics driver
available in etch.
I tested 0.9.5 here that destroyed my runtime configuration :)
Probably taking synaptics.h from the driver sources and stripping the
unnecessary definitions (the non public part, see comments) is enough.

BTW: I'll soon upload a new revision recommending [gk]synaptics.


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