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#1 2021-06-23 04:26:39

rocky33
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[Solved]Touchpad issues on my Dell Laptop

Hi there,

Linux noob here, I am having trouble tapping on my touchpad. Clicking on the right and left buttons are working, but I am not able to double tap and open up folders, click on links with a tap, triple touch to get a right click. Basically, the touchpad does not recognize me tapping on it. How can I get these functionalities?

Also, the touchpad is still active while I am typing. How to disable touchpad while typing?

I tried adding these lines to usr/share/X11/ xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "libinput"
        Option "Tapping" "on"
        Option "TappingButtonMap" "lmr"
EndSection

It did not change anything.

This is from my autostart

### TOUCHPAD: comment out the next two entries if you don't have one

## Configure touchpad. See 'man synaptics' for more info.
## (Now might be using libinput instead of synaptics.)
synclient VertEdgeScroll=1 HorizEdgeScroll=1 TapButton1=1 2>/dev/null ClickFinger2=3 TapButton2=3

## Disable touchpad while typing
syndaemon -i .5 -K -t -R -d &

### TOUCHPAD END

My synclient parameters are

Parameter settings:
    LeftEdge                = 480
    RightEdge               = 2720
    TopEdge                 = 288
    BottomEdge              = 1632
    FingerLow               = 12
    FingerHigh              = 15
    MaxTapTime              = 180
    MaxTapMove              = 164
    MaxDoubleTapTime        = 180
    SingleTapTimeout        = 180
    ClickTime               = 100
    EmulateMidButtonTime    = 0
    EmulateTwoFingerMinZ    = 141
    EmulateTwoFingerMinW    = 7
    VertScrollDelta         = 74
    HorizScrollDelta        = 74
    VertEdgeScroll          = 1
    HorizEdgeScroll         = 1
    CornerCoasting          = 0
    VertTwoFingerScroll     = 1
    HorizTwoFingerScroll    = 0
    MinSpeed                = 1
    MaxSpeed                = 1.75
    AccelFactor             = 0.0536049
    TouchpadOff             = 2
    LockedDrags             = 0
    LockedDragTimeout       = 5000
    RTCornerButton          = 0
    RBCornerButton          = 0
    LTCornerButton          = 0
    LBCornerButton          = 0
    TapButton1              = 1
    TapButton2              = 3
    TapButton3              = 0
    ClickFinger1            = 1
    ClickFinger2            = 3
    ClickFinger3            = 2
    CircularScrolling       = 0
    CircScrollDelta         = 0.1
    CircScrollTrigger       = 0
    CircularPad             = 0
    PalmDetect              = 0
    PalmMinWidth            = 10
    PalmMinZ                = 100
    CoastingSpeed           = 20
    CoastingFriction        = 50
    PressureMotionMinZ      = 15
    PressureMotionMaxZ      = 80
    PressureMotionMinFactor = 1
    PressureMotionMaxFactor = 1
    GrabEventDevice         = 0
    TapAndDragGesture       = 1
    AreaLeftEdge            = 0
    AreaRightEdge           = 0
    AreaTopEdge             = 0
    AreaBottomEdge          = 0
    HorizHysteresis         = 18
    VertHysteresis          = 18
    ClickPad                = 1
    RightButtonAreaLeft     = 1600
    RightButtonAreaRight    = 0
    RightButtonAreaTop      = 1574
    RightButtonAreaBottom   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaLeft    = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaRight   = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaTop     = 0
    MiddleButtonAreaBottom  = 0

Any ideas?

Edit 1: Typos

Edit 2:

Output from egrep -i 'synap|alps|etps|elan' /proc/bus/input/devices

N: Name="AlpsPS/2 ALPS GlidePoint"

Edit 3: I learned that I am able to slide two fingers at the same time to left or right and switch between desktops.

Last edited by rocky33 (2021-07-04 07:44:34)

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#2 2021-06-30 06:07:20

ohnonot
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Re: [Solved]Touchpad issues on my Dell Laptop

Everything that did not change anything needs to be undone.

Then, since synclient seems to recognize your touchpad, I recommend getting the desired functionality with synclient.
Once you have it the way you want you can replace/modify the synclient line in your autostart file.


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#3 2021-06-30 07:07:30

johnraff
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Re: [Solved]Touchpad issues on my Dell Laptop

ohnonot wrote:

Everything that did not change anything needs to be undone.

Good general policy when troubleshooting.


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#4 2021-07-04 07:43:55

rocky33
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Re: [Solved]Touchpad issues on my Dell Laptop

Followed this and got what I wanted..

https://unix.stackexchange.com/question … n-touchpad

Marking it solved.

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#5 2021-07-04 08:28:29

johnraff
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Re: [Solved]Touchpad issues on my Dell Laptop

Time for BunsenLabs to switch from synaptics to xserver-xorg-input-libinput by default?
Anyway, glad you fixed it!


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