The file /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-synaptics.fdi is problematic for me. So, I remove this file and viola! it works. Okay, now, I read in this file this text
which I did, however, I want to know what is the BEST way about getting this driver off my back. Turns out that the hal reports the GUNZE touch screen as a touch PAD -- which is a bit of an error, but who cares about that. So, the synaptic driver hal considers the BEST FIT since it matches key="info.capabilities" contains="input.touchpad". Uh oh. So, I could do a file /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-synaptics.fdi with
<!-- DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE IN PLACE.
This file will be overwritten with the next update. If you need to
add custom options, copy the file into /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ first.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Input_device_configuration -->
but is this really necessary and, more importantly, is this the BEST way?
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<match key="input.product" contains="synaptics">
BTW, this is a cross post from another forum.