No "tap-to-click" option in preferences?

Hi Folks,

I’ve always been able to tap-to-click on this laptop (other distros and Windows), but I have not been able, for the life of me, to enable this on Netrunner. I can’t find any tap-to-click enabling checkbox under TouchPad preferences.

How do I enable tap-to-click in the current version of KDE/Netrunner-OS. Right now. it just doesn’t work.

It’s under Input Devices > Touchpad > Taps > Click Emulation
One finger: Left button
Two fingers: Middle button
Three fingers: Right button

I know, but it’s not working. Don’t know why. I’ve tried directly editing /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf, but still no luck. There used to be an enable/disable tap-to-click checkbox?

PS. What I’m getting at is this: Is there some other preference interfering?

I’m running Rolling, so I’m not sure what could be causing your issue.
Have you looked into this being a driver and/or bios setting issue?
What is your system spec (make and model)?

That is strage, becuse I have the Frontier running on 4 different laptops, from old to new, including a netbook, and they all function correctly.
Sorry, I placed this in the wrong spot.
fredhoud.

It’s not a bios issue. Every other distro I’ve run on this hasn’t had this issue. Anyway:

[quote]lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 14h Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6290]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler HDMI Audio
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:15.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 0 (rev 43)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 6
00:18.6 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 5
00:18.7 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 12h/14h Processor Function 7
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 v2.0 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
07:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)[/quote]

It’s a little Acer Aspire One. It’s the laptop I carry around with me to jobsites. Having the touchpad work correctly would be incredibly useful. I’m thinking there’s a setting somewhere that’s interfering…

Please take a look in /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see if your touchpad was even detected as synaptics one.

Thanks, here are the relevant lines:

[quote][ 48.855] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/event7)
[ 48.855] () ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass “evdev touchpad catchall”
[ 48.855] (
) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass “touchpad catchall”
[ 48.855] () ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Applying InputClass “Default clickpad buttons”
[ 48.855] (II) LoadModule: “synaptics”
[ 48.855] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/synaptics_drv.so
[ 48.856] (II) Module synaptics: vendor=“X.Org Foundation”
[ 48.856] compiled for 1.15.0, module version = 1.7.4
[ 48.856] Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
[ 48.856] ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 20.0
[ 48.856] (II) Using input driver ‘synaptics’ for ‘ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad’
[ 48.856] (
) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[ 48.856] () Option “Device” “/dev/input/event7”
[ 48.880] (II) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: ignoring touch events for semi-multitouch device
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: x-axis range 0 - 1408 (res 0)
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: y-axis range 0 - 640 (res 0)
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: pressure range 0 - 255
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: finger width range 0 - 15
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: buttons: left right double triple
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Vendor 0x2 Product 0xe
[ 48.880] (
) Option “VertEdgeScroll” “1”
[ 48.880] () Option “TapButton1” “1”
[ 48.880] (
) Option “TapButton2” “2”
[ 48.880] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[ 48.881] () ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: always reports core events
[ 48.892] (
) Option “config_info” “udev:/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/input/input7/event7”
[ 48.892] (II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device “ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad” (type: TOUCHPAD, id 13)
[ 48.892] () synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MinSpeed is now constant deceleration 2.5
[ 48.892] (
) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) MaxSpeed is now 1.75
[ 48.892] () synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) AccelFactor is now 0.129
[ 48.893] (
) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) keeping acceleration scheme 1
[ 48.893] () ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration profile 1
[ 48.893] (
) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration factor: 2.000
[ 48.893] () ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: (accel) acceleration threshold: 4
[ 48.893] (–) synaptics: ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: touchpad found
[ 48.894] (II) config/udev: Adding input device ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad (/dev/input/mouse1)
[ 48.894] (
) ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad: Ignoring device from InputClass “touchpad ignore duplicates”[/quote]

TapButton Options look good to me, but that’s about as far as my skillset goes. If there’s something else going on in these lines, I’m not skilled enough to see it.

I also don’t see a problem there. The only thing what’s interesting is the fact it detected two touchpads but ignores the second.

That’s interesting and I have no idea whether it matters. I guess if this were the first linux distro I’d ever tried, then maybe I could hypothesize that Acer had broken down the functionality of the touchpad into two discrete hardware devices but other distros have had no problem with it?

I don’t even have a TOUCHPAD in my options, so I can’t use the GUI to disable it.

That is strage, becuse I have the Frontier running on 4 different laptops, from old to new, including a netbook, and they all function correctly.
Sorry, I placed this in the wrong spot.
fredhoud.
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when I go to INPUT DEVICES, I do NOT have a Touchpad option.