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I am trying to configure my Synaptics driver with a few udev rules regarding the behavior of the TapButton options, and has so far been unsuccessful in doing so. No matter what I type in my .rules file, the driver configuration stays the same, when i do a synclient -l | grep TapButton.

What exactly am I doing wrong? Why is udev so hard to configure? And maybe most importantly, why do I have to do all this, to change the behavior of touchpad tapping?

/etc/udev/rules.d/66-xorg-synaptics.rules :

ACTION!="add|change", GOTO="xorg_synaptics_end"
KERNEL!="event*", GOTO="xorg_synaptics_end"

ENV{ID_INPUT_TOUCHPAD}!="1", GOTO="xorg_synaptics_end"

# synclient for settings


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closed as too localized by Luis Alvarado Mar 14 '13 at 15:31

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What setting are you trying to change? Maybe it's easier through the gui tool. –  Jorge Castro Sep 3 '11 at 14:21
There aren't any gui tools to edit TapButton settings, AFAIK. I've tried both xorg.conf and udev, and the driver seems to ignore both. The only way that worked was adding a startup entry to Gnome session. –  mikewhatever Sep 3 '11 at 23:22

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