Org X server to enable advanced features of the Synaptics Touchpad including: Learn more about this site. Post as a guest Name. Linux – Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. If you are happy with this answer, don’t forget to accept this answer as a solution. Post as a guest Name.

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Debian — Details of package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics in jessie

Sign up using Email and Password. I recently upgraded from Debian 8, to Syhaptics 9 stretch. Debian Jessie To enable the touchpad tapping permanentlycopy the synaptics.

Post as a guest Name. System-wide configuration Read the manual This manual will tell you all the options that are available for the synaptics driver: After installing xinputI was able to use the commands: I’ve been searching for a while and “the synaptic Xorg driver is being superseded by the newer libinput driver, which can provide lower-level access to multi dynaptics events to clients, but is currently lacking some features found in the older driver.


The synaptics driver is deban by xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. Thanks again to all!

Debian User Forums • View topic – [SOLVED]Synaptics Touchpad won’t use touch-click ect.

You can try having this in a script and pass touchpav parameter from the command line. But oddly, I found this specific answer here credit where credit is due: Having a problem logging in? Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

It worked for me.

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. To report a problem with the web site, e-mail debian-www lists. Though this config did something unexpected to the touchpad’s acceleration. Using debian Stretch 9. The libinput driver is provided by xserver-xorg-input-libinput. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

Is it possible to have two finger tap for “right click”? I can’t be the only person trying to figure this out.

Virtual Package: xorg-driver-synaptics

Is there any other way of enabling it on boot or login? I am using Debian 8. Find More Posts by individual. Also worth noting that it made more options available in Gnome’s mouse setting panel such as tap to click.

Synaptics TouchPad driver for X. Linux – Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. I frequently spend long periods typing with only infrequent use of the mouse, and the touchpad picks up unintentional input, tossing my curser all over the document.


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Package: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (1.8.1-1)

If you can’t find synclient, install first: Join our community today! What I am looking for is a simple command to enable or disable touch-pad functionality on demand, with libinput. Multitouch If multitouch doesn’t work for you, your hardware may not support it, but you can use the following options to emulate multitouch which allows most of the features to work.

This page is also available in the following languages How to set the default document language: However, be aware that it is likely your desktop preferences, if you have them, will override your system-wide settings.