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No 'right click' on Maya - SOLVED

Postby smssms on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Just got a new computer (Sony Vaio E Series notebook) and decided to try Mint on it (I normally use Ubuntu 10.04).

Right click does work on my notebook as I just tried it in Windows but when I am using Mint I cannot get right click to work; all that happens is that I have two left click buttons!

Is this a known/common fault? hardware compatibility issue or bug?

p.s. I tried searching the forum for this, but it says the words are too common to search for...
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby remoulder on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:24 pm

What version of mint, what desktop, is it actually installed or running off live disc?
[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby smssms on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:29 pm

remoulder wrote:What version of mint, what desktop, is it actually installed or running off live disc?


Yes, it is fully installed (from USB); its the 64 bit cinnamon version. I've tried whatever the default desktop is gnome and selecting 'cinnamon' so far.
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby smssms on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:37 am

If I use
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XEV
both left and right click are shown as "Button 1", which fits with the behaviour I am seeing.

But, according to
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xmodmap -pp
I have 12 physical pointer buttons defined!

and
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xinput list
gives:

⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=13[slave pointer (2)]
........

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xinput query-state 13
gives:

2 classes :
ButtonClass
button[1]=up
button[2]=up
button[3]=up
button[4]=up
button[5]=up
button[6]=up
button[7]=up
button[8]=up
button[9]=up
button[10]=up
button[11]=up
button[12]=up
ValuatorClass Mode=Relative Proximity=In
valuator[0]=2631
valuator[1]=4765
valuator[2]=0
valuator[3]=-174
valuator[4]=0
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby frsu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:49 am

In the session chooser select Mate. Try right click in Mate. Does it work?
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby smssms on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:11 am

frsu wrote:In the session chooser select Mate. Try right click in Mate. Does it work?


I don't have that option at login, just cinnamon, gnome classic, gnome classic (no effects) and run xClient script.
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby frsu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:30 am

Then try Gnome Classic or GC(no effects).
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby smssms on Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:50 am

frsu wrote:Then try Gnome Classic or GC(no effects).


I do not have 'right click' in any session type :(
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya

Postby frsu on Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:16 am

I guess you have Cinnamon now. Via Synaptic you can install Mate.

But I checked it on my wifes netbook with Mate and I installed Cinnamon to check the right click, but it works fine.
I thought there is a difference in that between Mate and Cinnamon, but that is not the case.

So I do not have the answer for you. Was it a problem from the beginning after the install? Did you try to update your system?
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya - SOLVED

Postby smssms on Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:07 am

With this brand new Sony Vaio E Series notebook,

I DO have 'right click' on:
Windows 7 on the HDD
Unbuntu (10.04 I think) on 'live USB'

I DO NOT have 'right click' on:
Mint 13 cinnamon on HDD
Mint 13 cinnamon on 'live USB'
Xubuntu on 'live USB'
Lubuntu on 'live USB'

So this is looking like some sort of hardware compatabilty issue...

Any thoughts?

Solutions?

EDIT - SOLVED with the following after some more internet searching:

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sudo modprobe -r psmouse
sudo modprobe psmouse proto=imps


Dont know what it did or why it works, but it did! Only down side is that I have lost some of the touchpad functionality e.g. scroll

EDIT 2

Got better results (i..e. right click works and I have touchpad features) after searching more touchpad stuff on here and making xorg.conf file in /etc/X11. I made the relevant section look like this:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but cannot be
# enabled by default. See the following link for details:
# http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-t ... rrors.html
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"
Option "ClickPad" "true"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "0"
Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "true"
Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "true"
EndSection
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya - SOLVED

Postby hugo_koopmans on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:40 am

Just wanted to let you know this works for me.
on my new sony vaio SVZ1311C5E

Thanks
steps:
- stop the x server
# sudo service mdm stop
- go into console and create a xorg.conf.new
# sudo X -configure (gives some error trying to restart the server?
- start the x server agian
#sudo service mdm start
- add the section above to the new xconf and save in /etc/X11xorg.conf
- restart the x server and gtg !

Now verything works as I need > top
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya - SOLVED

Postby kadm on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:13 am

I would like to point that multitouch devices like the touchpad without separate buttons present in VAIO E Series has some gestures which are not familiar for non-MacOS users --like me, and took me some time to discover them.

Besides tap-to-click and two-finger scrolling, which can be activated in Menu - Preferences - System Settings - Mouse, you can tap with two fingers at the same time to emulate right-click (I find that awesome) and tap twice on a window titlebar without raising the finger on the second tap to grab the window and drag it. This "slow" double-tap is also useful to drag and select multiple items in nautilus, or text in an editor. Sweeping with two fingers scrolls vertically as well as horizontally. Double-tapping selects a word and after you deselect it with a single tap, you can tap with three fingers to paste the last selected text (this doesn't use the regular clipboard though).

What I haven't be able to enable is the pinch gesture to zoom in/out images and other stuff. All the previous gestures work in Cinnamon and Mate. Hope it helps anybody going crazy for the lack of right-click on E Series + Linux Mint.
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Re: No 'right click' on Maya - SOLVED

Postby vegan_pussy on Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:51 am

I'm sorry about posting in a solved thread. I installed Linux Mint Maya on a friend's brandnew Vaio yesterday and the same issue: the right click didn't work. The solution that you suggest sounds awesome but I'm not so great with the shell and the inner workings of linux. Could you please help me and dumb the solution down by describing exactly what to do step by step? For example instead of writing "start the xserver" - tell me how I do that? Thank you

This is what I didn't understand :

"
- stop the x server
# sudo service mdm stop
- go into console and create a xorg.conf.new
# sudo X -configure (gives some error trying to restart the server?
- start the x server agian
#sudo service mdm start
- add the section above to the new xconf and save in /etc/X11xorg.conf <==== don't understand this: what section above? and how do i add it and where?
- restart the x server and gtg !
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