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(Debian 9 testing) Synaptics touchpad-Doesn't accept changes

Postby calkekecal » 2017-11-17 17:30

I have been trying to configure touchpad via synaptics but especially the palmminwidth and cornerbuttons seems not to work. I have changed the " etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf" and "etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf" files accordingly with the below configurations, but still it even gets the slightest part of my palm as my finger, and cornerbuttons (not listed below) doesn't work out. What may be the problem?

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "RTCornerButton" "2"
Option "PalmDetect" "on"
Option "PalmMinWidth" "40"
Option "PalmMinZ" "100"
Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1"
EndSection
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Re: (Debian 9 testing) Synaptics touchpad-Doesn't accept cha

Postby debiman » 2017-11-18 09:54

why do you need 2 .conf files with identical content?
have you restarted Xorg after that?
what desktop environment are you using?
have you tried first with synclient to get things working, before adding them to Xorg's conf?
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Re: (Debian 9 testing) Synaptics touchpad-Doesn't accept cha

Postby calkekecal » 2017-11-18 18:57

I tried to edit each of those conf files but only when I edited both of them some settings started to work.
I use XFCE. Synclient doesn't change settings at all.
Started xorg after that, and it seems that palm setting worked. However either settings for using right click is wrong or I was not able to configure corner areas. Tried to read in-depth but no chance. What shall I do to configure Right top of the touchpad to use as right click with two taps?
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Re: (Debian 9 testing) Synaptics touchpad-Doesn't accept cha

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-18 20:14

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Re: (Debian 9 testing) Synaptics touchpad-Doesn't accept cha

Postby bw123 » 2017-11-19 03:48

I'm still using libinput for touchpad, but for mouse I installed evdev, and it seems like the conf files you place in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d have to have a higher number than 40, but you never know. Try naming it 70-synaptics and also 30-synaptics... and you can tell from the Xorg log which driver is picking it up.

edited: I use evdev to fix the bug slow scrolling mouse kde plasma

edit2: I finally replaced libinput with synaptics driver on stretch, and the file needs to be named 70- or higher. It works very well.
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Re: (Debian 9 testing) Synaptics touchpad-Doesn't accept cha

Postby debiman » 2017-11-19 09:12

calkekecal wrote:I tried to edit each of those conf files but only when I edited both of them some settings started to work.

xorg parses all config files in that dir according to their numbering.
i'm sure you can figure ou the logic and why it is unnecessary to have both.

I use XFCE. Synclient doesn't change settings at all.

this is problematic.
i thought synclient adjustments take effect immediately.
if this is really the case, then maybe xfce's own settings are interfering, idk.
please show us the synclient command you tried and its ouput.
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