Author Topic: enable tap/select on touchpad in lxqt  (Read 499 times)

Offline vegardUlvang

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enable tap/select on touchpad in lxqt
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:37:43 pm »
I'm sure there is a simple solution, but... how do I activate touchpad tapping in LXQT.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Offline adr1an

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Re: enable tap/select on touchpad in lxqt
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 06:31:09 am »
I'm sure there is a simple solution, but... how do I activate touchpad tapping in LXQT.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

I have an autorun.sh script with these commands (among other things) executed every time I log in.

synclient TapButton1=1
synclient TapButton2=3
synclient TapButton3=2
synclient VertEdgeScroll=on
synclient VertTwoFingerScroll=on
synclient HorizEdgeScroll=on
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll=on
synclient CircularScrolling=on
synclient CircScrollTrigger=2
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinZ=40
synclient EmulateTwoFingerMinW=8
synclient CoastingSpeed=0
synclient PalmDetect=0

You are looking for the TapButtonX=Y parameters. You can also modify some config file somewhere, but it might be somewhere between xinitrc or bash_profile, not sure. Take a look at the arch wiki, search "synaptics" touchpad or driver.

Good luck!

Offline vegardUlvang

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Re: enable tap/select on touchpad in lxqt
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2016, 10:41:46 pm »
Thanks for the quick response. I'm coming from Lubuntu, where a solution to a problem like this like this would just be a matter of ticking a box. BTW, I'd still be using Lubuntu if I could have solved a recurring error that seemed to be specific to my processor/computer. Anyway, I appreaciate the solution you provided, but I guess I'm going to have to learn how to run a script at startup... or find another newbie friendly distro for my aging laptop.

Offline paxmark1

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Re: enable tap/select on touchpad in lxqt
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2016, 11:48:12 pm »
Coming from a different direction, a newer program entered for touchpads, etc. a bit ago, it is xserver-xorg-input-libinput.

"transition issue (libinput replacing evdev and synclient)."
http://forum.siduction.org/index.php?topic=6180.msg50948#msg50948

If you do have xserver-xorg-input-libinput -   maybe also try a search of xserver-xorg-input-libinput on Debain forum and also look up the bugs for it on the Debian Bug Tracking Service. 

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from #debian-next  Bug http://bugs.debian.org/827380        possibly is the culprit



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