ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

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ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby dendro » 2017-12-17 20:41

Clicking and scrolling works but not tapping. How do I fix this?
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-12-17 20:47

Normally you fix it by enabling tap-to-click in the mouse settings of the DE.
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby dendro » 2017-12-17 20:49

I should have mentioned I don't have that option. Not sure why
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-12-17 20:50

What DE are you using?
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby dendro » 2017-12-17 20:54

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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-12-17 23:54

On an Xfce4 laptop now.
There is no tap-to-click in the touch pad settings so what I did was use libinput.
I created /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf and added the tap thing there.
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby dendro » 2017-12-18 00:52

Okay I created the directory and .conf file using su because I don't have permission to change anything in my file system. What should I add to the file and how do I add myself to the permissions? I tried getting sudo from synaptic but it asks to insert a cd :?
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-12-18 01:03

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "libinput"
        Option "Tapping" "on"
EndSection
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby dendro » 2017-12-18 01:26

Thanks so much!! That fixed my touchpad :)
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Re: ETPS/2 Elantech touchpad (tapping not working)

Postby 4D696B65 » 2017-12-18 01:30

Glad you got it working. Please mark the thread {SOLVED}

ps check out
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man libinput
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