Author Topic: Tapping doesn't work with synaptics touchpad  (Read 768 times)

cr6

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Tapping doesn't work with synaptics touchpad
« on: March 10, 2017, 11:41:40 am »
Hello Sparky developers,

I've used Debian for nearly 3 years, so I'm not a beginner.
My current computer is an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop : very common hardware.

At the moment I am looking for a Debian-based distro for gaming.
Your "GameOver" edition sounds interesting...

Today I downloaded "SparkyLinux 4.5 GameOver" x86_64/amd64 ISO.
I burned the ISO to my USB key, then I rebooted and started the live system to test it.

First problem : I noticed a bug with gpointing-device-settings.
I can't use the "tapping" function with my synaptics touchpad, and it's very annoying.

That's very strange, because I don't have that problem when using the "official" Debian.

So, something is wrong with your ISO.
You should look at this bug and fix it quickly.

Regards.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: Tapping doesn't work with synaptics touchpad
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 06:01:29 am »
Via official Debian do you mean tracking stable Debian or were you tracking testing Debian (#9)  Sparky utilizes testing . 

http://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,3641.msg8422.html#msg8422

If your laptop has a synaptics touchpad
https://wiki.debian.org/SynapticsTouchpad

Even if not a synaptic touchpad, there is info in the "Change to libinput Xorg driver in Debian 9 "Stretch" portion that might apply.

To the best of my knowledge, the touchpad software is all via Debian. 
Don't make a FrankenDebian

cr6

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Re: Tapping doesn't work with synaptics touchpad
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 10:07:11 am »
Thanks,

So you have just confirmed my bug report:

1) gpointing-device-settings doesn't work.

2) something is missing in your ISO to use the synaptics touchpad.

Have a nice day, goodbye.   ;)

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Re: Tapping doesn't work with synaptics touchpad
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 08:30:57 pm »
Another alternative would be to do a clean install of Debian Testing via the RC2 candidate.  You would probably have the same problem. 
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