Bug 1214477 - Right click does not work on Dell Vostro 5470
Summary: Right click does not work on Dell Vostro 5470
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutter
Version: 22
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian Müllner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 1218805 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-04-22 19:50 UTC by Gabriel
Modified: 2016-05-17 08:26 UTC (History)
15 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-05-17 08:26:56 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
evemu-record (5.99 KB, text/plain)
2015-04-23 11:28 UTC, Gabriel
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Description Gabriel 2015-04-22 19:50:53 UTC
Description of problem:

I'm using fedora 22 on Dell Vostro 5470. The touchpad works fine, except for the right key. This right key is not working at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora 22 on dell vostro 5470
2. Update (or not) you system

Actual results:
right key does not work

Expected results:
Right key works normally.

Additional info:

xev output:

ButtonPress event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1a00001,
    root 0xeb, subw 0x0, time 390538, (104,65), root:(199,220),
    state 0x0, button 1, same_screen YES

ButtonRelease event, serial 36, synthetic NO, window 0x1a00001,
    root 0xeb, subw 0x0, time 390653, (104,65), root:(199,220),
    state 0x100, button 1, same_screen YES

$ dmesg | grep elan:

[    1.391531] psmouse serio1: elantech: assuming hardware version 4 (with firmware version 0x361f05)
[    1.405507] psmouse serio1: elantech: Synaptics capabilities query result 0x00, 0x15, 0x0e.

Comment 1 Hans de Goede 2015-04-23 10:44:41 UTC

Can you please do:

sudo dnf install evemu-record
sudo evemu-record
<note which event# device is your touchpad>
<press ctrl+c>
sudo evemu-record /dev/input/event# > touchpad-rightclick.log
<click the right button area of the touchpad once>
<press ctrl+c>

And then attach touchpad-rightclick.log here?



Comment 2 Gabriel 2015-04-23 11:28:55 UTC
Created attachment 1017914 [details]

Comment 3 Hans de Goede 2015-04-23 12:02:08 UTC

The log looks fine, weird that things are note working.

Can you please do:

sudo dnf install libevdev-utils

And then run touchpad-edge-detector on your touchpad, and post the output here?



Comment 4 Gabriel 2015-04-23 12:05:51 UTC
This was the return:

Kernel says:	x [0..3420], y [0..2223]
Touchpad sends:	x [0..3420], y [0..2223]

Comment 5 Hans de Goede 2015-04-23 14:05:46 UTC
Hi again,

And that looks good to, weird.

Can you please do:

xinput list

And then:

xinput list-props <id>

Where the id is the id for your touchpad, and then copy and paste the output of the second command to a comment here in bugzilla ?



Comment 6 Gabriel 2015-04-23 14:09:45 UTC
Thanks Hans, here it goes:

$xinput list-props 13
Device 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad':
	Device Enabled (139):	1
	Coordinate Transformation Matrix (141):	1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
	libinput Tapping Enabled (273):	1
	libinput Accel Speed (274):	0.215054
	libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (275):	1
	libinput Send Events Modes Available (259):	1, 1
	libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (260):	0, 0
	libinput Left Handed Enabled (276):	0
	libinput Scroll Methods Available (277):	1, 0, 0
	libinput Scroll Method Enabled (278):	1, 0, 0
	libinput Click Methods Available (279):	1, 1
	libinput Click Method Enabled (280):	0, 1
	Device Node (261):	"/dev/input/event5"
	Device Product ID (262):	2, 14

Comment 7 Hans de Goede 2015-04-23 14:28:59 UTC
Hi again.

Ah yes, somehow you've configured your touchpad for clickfinger, so to rightclick you can click anywhere on the pad with 2 fingers (instead of clicking with 1 finger).

To change this setting from the cmdline do:

xinput set-prop 13 'libinput Click Method Enabled' 1 0

And then your right bottom area should give you right clicks with a single finger again.

As for why this was changed, that is a good question. Which desktop environment are you running? And try looking into your desktop environment mouse settings and see if you can change this there (use xinput list-props to see if anything has changed).



Comment 8 Gabriel 2015-04-23 14:40:57 UTC
Thanks man, that is it!

I'm using gnome 3.16 and yes, I set Touch to Click but it usually does not affect the right click behavior (weird).

After set the Click Method Enabled (there is not a graphical way to set this, I guess), I can use the right click and the touch to click as well.

Comment 9 Benjamin Tissoires 2015-04-23 14:46:55 UTC
(In reply to Hans de Goede from comment #7)
> Ah yes, somehow you've configured your touchpad for clickfinger, so to
> rightclick you can click anywhere on the pad with 2 fingers (instead of
> clicking with 1 finger).

Hmm, I bet this has something to do with mutter:

This is a known bug (not sure with have a bug number though) and should be fixed in a future release of mutter. Right now, this piece of code is randomly called by mutter (I am not sure what triggers it), but it will revert back the settings to a clickpad each time this happens.

You should be able to force the software buttons by calling:
$> gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method 'areas'

Moving the bug to mutter then.

Comment 10 Benjamin Tissoires 2015-05-07 02:52:37 UTC
*** Bug 1218805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11 Jan Vlug 2016-03-18 16:01:04 UTC
Confirming this issue is there also for Fedora 23.

Comment 12 Hans de Goede 2016-03-19 08:53:21 UTC
(In reply to Jan Vlug from comment #11)
> Confirming this issue is there also for Fedora 23.

Can you try the workaround from comment 7 ?

Comment 13 Jan Vlug 2016-03-19 12:47:34 UTC
I already applied the work-around from commment #9. That one works.
The issue appeared probably after fiddling with the touchpad settings in gnome settings. If it is helpful, can can try to reproduce it.

Comment 14 Peter Hutterer 2016-03-29 00:49:46 UTC
I guess you don't have the original gsettings anymore, but if you can reproduce what changes the return value of  gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method then we can narrow down what's happening.

Comment 15 Benjamin Tissoires 2016-03-29 08:23:43 UTC
IIRC, there was a problem with the default value. The weird part is that there is a patch that seems to fetch the default value at launch[1].

In the code I pointed at (before dac30a22, looking at the timestamps), the default code was to rely on clickfinger by default. Now, I would expect mutter to not turn the default value back to clickfinger given that the code has been integrated for a while now (unless the xorg part is not working accordingly).

[1] https://git.gnome.org/browse/mutter/commit/src/backends/x11/meta-input-settings-x11.c?id=dac30a222ed9ddbb0be519be948c80d4f0cf303c

Comment 16 Gabriel 2016-05-17 08:25:35 UTC
This is working by default on fedora 24, so I think we can close the bug,

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