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Old 11-06-2016, 01:05 AM   #1
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Manjaro Touchpad Tap to Click


I posted this issue on Manjaro forums but no solution proposed there yet. I have been testing various desktop versions of the latets Manjaro 16.10, all running on Live USB on an ASUS X200CA laptop. There are touchpad issues on a couple of them that I can't resolve.

Deepin: runs fine straight away with no problem
XFCE: tao to click didn't work initially but was fixed in Settings and by running this command: "sudo pacman -Sy xf86-input-synaptics"
Cinnamon and LXQt: can't find any solution in settings or by running the command referred to above. Tap to click just won't work.

Which is a pain because Cinnamon is the DE that I want to use with Manjaro.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 11-06-2016, 02:46 AM   #2
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I'm GUESSING it's probably running libinput, which is defaulted to tapping turned off.

You could either try getting it configured by testing the configuration options, or alternatively you could just try forcing the synaptics driver by doing as root
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ln -s /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
and try again. I do still prefer synaptics, but on my current machine (not listed in sig), I finally decided to start using libinput and was able to successfully turn on tap to click through xinput, then made the settings permanent through editing of the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf file.
 
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Old 11-06-2016, 11:14 AM   #3
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Thank you for the detailed response. The synaptics commannd did nothing. Using your link for libinput configuration returned this:

[manjaro@manjaro-cinnamon ~]$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ USBest Technology SiS HID Touch Controller id=9 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Asus WMI hotkeys id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=12 [slave keyboard (3)]
[manjaro@manjaro-cinnamon ~]$ xinput list-props 13
Device 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad':
Device Enabled (139): 1
Coordinate Transformation Matrix (141): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
libinput Tapping Enabled (281): 0
libinput Tapping Enabled Default (282): 0
libinput Tapping Drag Enabled (283): 1
libinput Tapping Drag Enabled Default (284): 1
libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled (285): 0
libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled Default (286): 0
libinput Tapping Button Mapping Enabled (287): 1, 0
libinput Tapping Button Mapping Default (288): 1, 0
libinput Accel Speed (289): 0.000000
libinput Accel Speed Default (290): 0.000000
libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (291): 0
libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled Default (292): 0
libinput Send Events Modes Available (261): 1, 1
libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (262): 0, 0
libinput Send Events Mode Enabled Default (263): 0, 0
libinput Left Handed Enabled (293): 0
libinput Left Handed Enabled Default (294): 0
libinput Scroll Methods Available (295): 1, 1, 0
libinput Scroll Method Enabled (296): 1, 0, 0
libinput Scroll Method Enabled Default (297): 1, 0, 0
libinput Click Methods Available (298): 1, 1
libinput Click Method Enabled (299): 1, 0
libinput Click Method Enabled Default (300): 1, 0
libinput Middle Emulation Enabled (301): 0
libinput Middle Emulation Enabled Default (302): 0
libinput Disable While Typing Enabled (303): 1
libinput Disable While Typing Enabled Default (304): 1
Device Node (264): "/dev/input/event11"
Device Product ID (265): 2, 14
libinput Drag Lock Buttons (305): <no items>
libinput Horizontal Scroll Enabled (266): 1
[manjaro@manjaro-cinnamon ~]$

There are 3 lines dealing with Click Methods. What do I need to do with each of them? Thank you.
 
Old 11-06-2016, 11:48 AM   #4
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OK Sucess!! From following your link to configuration I ended up running:

sudo set-prop [device number] [option number] [setting]

which for my hardware is:

sudo set-prop 13 281 1

and tap to click is working fine.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-06-2016, 12:08 PM   #5
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Great to hear it was simple.

Did you add it to a configuration file in order to make it permanent (I prefer the 40-libinput.conf file so that it also applies to the login manager, but there are multiple ways of doing it)?
 
Old 11-06-2016, 12:32 PM   #6
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No, I didn't add it to the config file yet because, as I said, I'm running these Manjaro desktop versions off USB to try them out. I have pretty much settled on the Cinnamon DE and when it's intalled, I'll make the touchpad config permanent. I bookmarked the Arch wiki site you linked.

We'll leave for another day a discussion of why libinput would default a touchpad click to disabled.

Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.
 
Old 11-06-2016, 12:33 PM   #7
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No, I didn't add it to the config file yet because, as I said, I'm running these Manjaro desktop versions off USB to try them out. I have pretty much settled on the Cinnamon DE and when it's intalled, I'll make the touchpad config permanent. I bookmarked the Arch wiki site you linked.

We'll leave for another day a discussion of why libinput would default a touchpad click to disabled

Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.
 
  


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