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#1 2010-05-14 08:24:46

Mich
#! Member
Registered: 2009-01-22
Posts: 97

How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

Tried installing CrunchBang Statler but unable to proceed due to firmware issues (crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/67890/#p67890)

Went ahead to install Debian Sqeeze and got it working.

In CrunchBang LiveCD, tapping on the touchpad can result in a mouse click (which is normal), however
in my Debian Sqeeze installation, the touchpad does not react to a tapping action.

Appreciate if someone can advise how to configure the tapping (mouse click) action for the touchpad, thanks.

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#2 2010-05-14 08:55:58

omns
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Registered: 2008-11-25
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Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

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#3 2010-05-14 08:56:56

oupsemma
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Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?


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#4 2010-05-14 09:31:15

Mich
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Registered: 2009-01-22
Posts: 97

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

Thanks for the links, got the Tap-n-Click working for the touchpad,

but in return lost the scrolling (up/down , left/right) capability  sad

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#5 2010-05-14 11:52:08

oupsemma
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From: Cumbria / UK
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Posts: 312

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?


#Linux user 482038, eeepc 901 with #!, freed 901Go with Trisquel & gNewSense,
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#6 2010-05-14 13:08:22

dippedandfried
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From: Minnesota, USA
Registered: 2009-10-03
Posts: 83

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

Mich....

Install gpointing-device-settings and try that...

I also found another one that lets me turn *off* the touchpad when I'm mousing it: touchfreeze

-D&F


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#7 2010-05-14 23:45:27

Mich
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Registered: 2009-01-22
Posts: 97

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

Thanks all for the input,

after visiting the links and multiple modifications to xorg.conf and reboot, finally got what I needed
- tap-and-click working
- edge scrolling working


All information is obtained from ArchLinux site wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_S … org_method

Below is the changes to xorg.conf for future user's ease of reference:

Section "ServerLayout"
   ...
   ...
   InputDevice    "SynapticsTouchpad"  "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "SynapticsTouchpad"
   Driver      "synaptics"
   Option      "AlwaysCore"        "true"  # send events to CorePointer
   #Option      "Device"            "/dev/input/mice"
   Option      "Device"            "/dev/psaux"
   Option      "Protocol"          "auto-dev"
   Option      "SHMConfig"         "false" # configurable at runtime? security risk
   Option      "LeftEdge"          "1700"  # x coord left
   Option      "RightEdge"         "5300"  # x coord right
   Option      "TopEdge"           "1700"  # y coord top
   Option      "BottomEdge"        "4200"  # y coord bottom
   Option      "FingerLow"         "25"    # pressure below this level triggers release
   Option      "FingerHigh"        "30"    # pressure above this level triggers touch
   Option      "MaxTapTime"        "180"   # max time in ms for detecting tap
   Option      "VertEdgeScroll"    "true"  # enable vertical scroll zone
   Option      "HorizEdgeScroll"   "true"  # enable horizontal scroll zone
   Option      "CornerCoasting"    "true"  # enable continuous scroll with finger in corner
   Option      "CoastingSpeed"     "0.30"  # corner coasting speed
   Option      "VertScrollDelta"   "100"   # edge-to-edge scroll distance of the vertical scroll
   Option      "HorizScrollDelta"  "100"   # edge-to-edge scroll distance of the horizontal scroll
   Option      "MinSpeed"          "0.10"  # speed factor for low pointer movement
   Option      "MaxSpeed"          "0.60"  # maximum speed factor for fast pointer movement
   Option      "AccelFactor"       "0.0020"    # acceleration factor for normal pointer movements
   Option      "VertTwoFingerScroll"   "true"  # vertical scroll anywhere with two fingers
   Option      "HorizTwoFingerScroll"  "true"  # horizontal scroll anywhere with two fingers
   Option      "TapButton1" "1"
   Option      "TapButton2" "2"
   Option      "TapButton3" "3"
EndSection

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#8 2012-01-01 17:23:33

#!Francisco
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Registered: 2011-12-31
Posts: 11

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

Hi!, I am new to #! and I have the same problem with my touchpad, tapping does not click, I try to do what you suggested but I do not have the Xorg.config so I cannot edit it. I tried sudo Xorg -configure as suggested there--> http://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpa … _xorg.conf but  it fails because there is some problem with the X server and it can't "establish any listening sockets". I have no idea what to do. I appreciate your help.

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#9 2012-01-01 17:52:08

xaos52
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From: Planet of the @s
Registered: 2011-06-24
Posts: 4,595

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

- Do you have the synaptics driver installed? probably yes. Verify with

apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

if not:

sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

- Merge the options from the wiki in this file:
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Restart X.

hth

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#10 2012-01-01 22:53:47

#!Francisco
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Registered: 2011-12-31
Posts: 11

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

xaos52 thank you so very much!... you are totally right,

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#11 2012-01-01 22:58:42

dubois
The Old Codger
Registered: 2010-09-03
Posts: 2,238

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

^ He's good.  He's very good.

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#12 2013-11-08 19:12:30

jnfass
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Registered: 2013-11-08
Posts: 1

Re: How to enable Touchpad tapping/mouse click action?

I just installed Statler from a LiveCD (USB), and experienced this ... tapping (on an Asus EeePC 1005HA) worked in the LiveCD, but not after install. However, I'd only rebooted once, as instructed, at the end of the install. I rebooted again (after hosing my touchpad with the modprobe -r command above ... the modprobe psmouse to re-insert the module failed with a bunch of unknown parameters), and tapping works again. Like magic.

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