Touchpad Tap Function Won't Work On Laptop PC

Issue: The laptop PC has the PS/2 Synaptics TouchPad. The tap function or the double click function does not work out of the box on a fresh Fedora 9 install.

Solution: Add psmouse.proto=imps to the grub configuration file

Step 1: Open the grub configuration from a text editor
vi /etc/grub.conf

Step 2: Append psmouse.proto=imps to the kernel line
I am pasting the information from my computer. It may vary slightly on your computer.

Before: kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.10-86.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=c1c4deb3-cc72-4ce6-b76f-4c4a8d61b61e rhgb quiet

After: kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.25.10-86.fc9.i686 ro root=UUID=c1c4deb3-cc72-4ce6-b76f-4c4a8d61b61e rhgb quiet psmouse.proto=imps

Step 3: Restart the computer

After the computer restarts, the tap function should work.

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