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DavidClaridge

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Problem Corner

So I'm having a problem with Ubuntu 8.10 on Fiesty Fawn (on a Macbook Pro Revision 2,2). I *think* it's an issue with Xorg. Here's the situation:

  • I have the Synaptics touchpad driver installed. It is working correctly under X.
  • I have installed 'pommed' (which allowed the brightness, volume, eject, etc. buttons work) and configured /etc/pommed.conf appropriately.
  • It does *not* work under X.
  • If I switch to another tty, the buttons work fine.
  • If I add the following to my xorg.conf, it works under x, but synaptics doesn't:
Section "ServerFlags"
   Option "AutoAddDevices" "False"
EndSection
  • I *believe* this is because pommed relies on 'evdev', and my xorg log shows evdev being unloaded when I usually start X, but not when I add those flags. However evdev breaks synaptics??

Any help would be greatly appreciated! My email address is above. :-)

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