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RE: Synaptics touchpad two-finger scrolling

> From: Sjoerd Hardeman [mailto:sjoerd@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl]
> Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 7:18 AM
> Subject: Re: Synaptics touchpad two-finger scrolling
> Sjoerd Hardeman wrote:
> > Hi list,
> >
> > I had two-finger scrolling working with explicit lines in the
> > yet in X it doesn't. Two-finger scrolling does not work, and trying
> > synclient of gsynaptics gives a message like
> >> Can't access shared memory area. SHMConfig disabled?
> >
> > Does anybody know what's going on?
> Nobody? Should I file a bug for the driver?

I don't know if it is worth filing a bug report over yet, but I would at
least try to contact some of the dev's working on it. I have not seen
much discussion on two-touch devices on this list so I suspect that
there are not a lot of people using it.

In my experience, two touch is one of those things that people were
drooling over a couple months ago but now no one I know is using it
(even the Apple guys I know with the Macbooks and iPhones don't care).
*shrug* I am not saying that it is bad or isn't useful to people out
there, just that I don't know how much help you will get on just the
user lists when there are so few people using it. 

I usually don't advocate talking to the devs ( as I don't want to bother
them with trivial problems ) but they are probably the most likely to be
able to help you. I would check to see who the Synaptics devs are and
see if they hang out on a particular list / IRC. Then, if no answer,
maybe send them an email directly.

Good luck and have fun!


PS: Now watch as I find out a ton of people are using it on the list and
it is just the tiny bubble of people I interact with that don't. :-D

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