hello all. I'm a newbie, and have returned after a break to linux. After troubleshooting left tap not working on my synaptics mousepad, the only fix that worked (none of the xorg stuff) was:
My next problem was where and how to run this as a script at logon or startup. Because I'm running openbox (minimal resources), I thiink this is why there is neither of the following, that would seem to be the normal place to put a script:
While looking for the above, I did find (in a round about way)
$HOME/.config/openbox/autostart. I put the "synclient TapButton1=1" just under the first line which is - #! /bin/bash
I can imagine there might be no one else with the combination of openbox and no left tap, still :)
OK, I've returned to this netbook to set it up for a friend and noticed it still had a flaky mouse. This is regards left click. I've found the better fix that is solid.
I had to disable the libinput driver and enable the synaptics driver:
...basically went to etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
...renamed 40-libinput.conf to 40-libinput.old
...created synaptics.conf, and typed the following
Identifier "Touchpad" # required
MatchIsTouchpad "yes" # required
Driver "synaptics" # required
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Reboot and all is good.