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tapping on mini hp

Started by 0day, September 03, 2017, 01:03:01 PM

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synaptic touch does not work on my hp mini 110 even the vertical scroll of the touchpad


more info please.  inxi or lspci or egrep or ...

running egrep on a Sparky with DE of lxqt on old Aspire one yields for me 
SynPS/2 Synaptics Touchpad
QuoteIn most cases, make sure you have the xserver-xorg-input-libinput package installed, and not the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package.

btw "man 4 synaptics" is not an abbreviation for "for" but informs the man command to go to section 4 - there is a gui for upgrading called "synaptic" in a different section.

Are you talking about the synpatic drivers still in ancient linuxmint (problematic for me in company computer) or that the touchpad has a brand name of synaptic.  What is your DE.

Me on the locked down work computer in Mint17 I just plug in a usb mouse and disable the touchpad.  I do like systemd. 

In Sparky the touchpad works beautifully. 
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My touchpad is synaptics, de is jwm.


Looking at


I have to wonder at touchpad implemention for jwm  It looks to me that it is being developed by a skilled coder.
It was updated 46 days ago.  Tiling DE's are a favourite for keyboarding pros who utilize the mouse much less than most folk.  Looking at      I do not see much info about touchpads

Easiest way to get specific info on touch pads for JWM is to see if there is an irc for JWM

There is still  the suggestions at the Debian wiki about /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/  for the 40 (or 50) libinput section  - the 70 synaptics section  might be deprecated. The synaptics section can be reinstalled made the default.  Have you checked the Debian forum, it has a larger user base for the same base system?

I believe  /etc ... is the destination for copying from /usr/share to enable the changes.  If I am wrong, someone else please correct me.   I am doing research on this myself for a presentation to IT in Omaha for old linux mint problems at work.  I will only get one shot for presenting to them.  Keep digging. 

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solved: i remove xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package and $ mkdir -p /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
$ echo 'Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "libinput"
        Option "Tapping" "on"
EndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf
$ systemctl restart lightdm

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