[arch-general] Where did the touch pad tapping go?

Javier Vasquez j.e.vasquez.v at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 20:59:18 UTC 2016

> On Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> Yesterday I could tap my touch pad to trigger mouse clicks (single
> finger for left mouse button, ...), but today nothing!
> ...

Did you happen to upgrade your Arch box in the middle of "it worked"
and "it doesn't work"?  And did you happed to use the synaptics Xorg

I think Xorg now uses libinput as default as opposed to prior
versions.  I have been using libinput any ways since it was made
available, so the transition didn't affect me, and besides I'm OK with
the tapping offered by libinput.  Actually I removed totally the
xf86-input-synaptics package from my Arch boxes already.  You can take
a look at the install message:


And if you want to read how to enable tapping on libinput:


Hopefully this helps,


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