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[Solved] How to enable Touchpad Click in LXDE Fedora 26?

asked 2017-10-22 05:58:48 -0500

luissm gravatar image

updated 2017-11-19 14:34:55 -0500

In LXDE-spin, we don't have a way to configure the Touchpad, and the Touchpad click doesn't work.

The Fedora 26 don't have synaptics driver anymore.

How to enable Touchpad Click in LXDE Fedora 26?

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answered 2017-11-19 14:33:10 -0500

luissm gravatar image

updated 2017-11-19 21:09:57 -0500

No one has this issue? I Can't believe... Or no one use Fedora LXDE in laptop? Or maybe no one came to this ask fedora for help others :) Ok, no problem, I'm gonna help people who has this issue, becouse I've solved on my way.

In terminal

To see the id of the "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" (in my case id=12)

xinput list

SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                id=12

To see the props of the "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" in my case the Tapping Enable code is (309)

xinput list-props 12 or xinput list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"

libinput Tapping Enabled (309): 0

After that,

  • Edit the file .bash_profile (use the nano editor for example)

    nano .bash_profile

  • Add this line do the file

    xinput set-prop 12 309 1

Save de file Ctrl + o , Enter to confirm and Crtl + x to exit.

Finaly reboot.

That's all folks!!!

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Thank you for reporting back. I corrected a typo (You had .bachprofile, not .bashprofile.), and I'd like to point out that all you should need is to log out and back in for it to take effect. Aside from that, great job!

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2017-11-19 15:16:12 -0500 )edit

Thanks, I've seen the error later, and update the reporting.

luissm gravatar imageluissm ( 2017-11-20 19:34:49 -0500 )edit

The device id and/or property id changes every time I reboot. So I wrote a script to discover the ids and set the property for the right ids dynamically: enable-tap-to-click

Bill Chatfield gravatar imageBill Chatfield ( 2018-04-21 22:38:50 -0500 )edit

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