Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493369
Synaptics touchpad tapbutton doesn't work
Last modified: 2009-04-15 02:53:32 EDT
Description of problem:
Tapbutton doesn't work at all, but with xev have to tap 4 or 5times before mouse click occurs. This was working on f10.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.try to tap on the touchpad: nothing
2.try to tap on touchpad
3.a lot of taps are missed
Tapbuttons doesn't work at all, really annoying
Tapbuttons should work at first tap, should be smooth and reactive.
Created attachment 337562 [details]
scrolling with the touchpad is working but not the tap button function for clicking
Tapping is disabled by default, see also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SynapticsUpdate
Did you enable it in your configuration or the fdi files?
oh ok, it's a feature not a bug... will try to re-enable it in the fdi files.
[edouard@supernovae ~]$ xinput --list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
Device 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad':
Device Enabled (93): 1
Synaptics Edges (241): 1632, 0, 5312, 0
Synaptics Finger (242): 24, 0, 29
Synaptics Tap Time (243): 180
Synaptics Tap Move (244): 221
Synaptics Tap Durations (245): 180, 0, 180
Synaptics Tap FastTap (246): 0
Synaptics Middle Button Timeout (247): 75
Synaptics Two-Finger Pressure (248): 280
Synaptics Two-Finger Width (249): 7
Synaptics Scrolling Distance (250): 100, 0
Synaptics Edge Scrolling (251): 1, 0, 0
Synaptics Two-Finger Scrolling (252): 0, 0
Synaptics Move Speed (253): 0.400000
Synaptics Edge Motion Pressure (254): 29, 0
Synaptics Edge Motion Speed (255): 1, 0
Synaptics Edge Motion Always (256): 0
Synaptics Button Scrolling (257): 1, 1
Synaptics Button Scrolling Repeat (258): 1, 1
Synaptics Button Scrolling Time (259): 100
Synaptics Off (260): 0
Synaptics Guestmouse Off (261): 0
Synaptics Locked Drags (262): 0
Synaptics Locked Drags Timeout (263): 5000
Synaptics Tap Action (264): 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Synaptics Click Action (265): 1, 1, 1
Synaptics Circular Scrolling (266): 0
Synaptics Circular Scrolling Distance (267): 0.100000
Synaptics Circular Scrolling Trigger (268): 0
Synaptics Circular Pad (269): 0
Synaptics Palm Detection (270): 0
Synaptics Palm Dimensions (271): 10, 0
Synaptics Coasting Speed (272): 0.000000
Synaptics Pressure Motion (273): 29, 0
Synaptics Pressure Motion Factor (274): 1.000000
Synaptics Grab Event Device (275): 1
May be you can help me?
So I try to change the Tap Action value:
xinput --set-int-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Tap Action" 8 2 3 0 0 1 2 3
but doesn't change anything... any idea?
Try "Synaptics Tap Action" as property name. The command above would have created a new property, not modified the existing one.
thanks that seems to work (not perfectly, maybe one tapclick out of 4 is missed). I also tried with gsynaptics which is more user friendly. But this setting is not persistent, will try to modify xorg.conf.
I will close the bug if tap button works perfectly.
Try increasing Synaptics Tap Move or Synaptics Tap Time.
I'm going to try this as soon as possible. I also have a strange behavior with the mouse stick, the mouse cursor get stuck just before (a few pixels) passing over widget like buttons or scroll button. Really annoying too. Is that a synaptics setting?
the mouse stick is usually controlled by the evdev driver, it's actually a separate device. I haven't heard of this problem either. It could be acceleration going bad when you slow down to hit a button. If you think this (or something else) is the case, please open a new bug though to keep this one focused on one issue only.
Ok thanks for your help. Btw the mouse stick seems better now with the latest updates. And for the touchpad I have now a checkbox in the mouse setting to enable the tap click and it's persistent. So cool! I can close this bug.