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laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby edwinhubble on Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:31 am

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on a forum, but I feel like I've read every other post on this topic, and I still can't seem to solve my problem.

I've just installed Elyssa on my Averatec M1000 laptop, and I can't get the 'tap to click' off. Here's the synaptic section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier      "Synaptics Touchpad"
        Driver          "synaptics"
        Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
        Option          "Protocol"              "auto-dev"
        Option          "HorizEdgeScroll"       "0"
        Option          "TouchpadOff"           "2"
        Option          "MaxTapTime"            "0"
        Option          "TapButton1"            "0"
        Option          "SHMConfig"             "true"
EndSection


I added the last four options in attempts to turn it off, or at least to get Gsynaptics to work, but it doesn't. When I try to run the Gsynaptics touchpad setting tool to run on the desktop, it still tells me to add "SHMConvig" "true" to xorg.conf, which I've clearly already done. This leads me to believe that this particular xorg.conf is not being run, but I've checked all the searchpaths for loading xorg, and this is the only one. Am I missing something completely obvious? The only thing I can think to do is change the Device option, but I don't know what I should change it to. Here's the output of cat /proc/bus/input/devices:

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I: Bus=0017 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=0100
N: Name="Macintosh mouse button emulation"
P: Phys=
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input0
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event0
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0001 Product=0001 Version=ab41
N: Name="AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio0/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio0/input/input1
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event1
B: EV=120013
B: KEY=4 2000000 3803078 f800d001 feffffdf ffefffff ffffffff fffffffe
B: MSC=10
B: LED=7

I: Bus=0010 Vendor=001f Product=0001 Version=0100
N: Name="PC Speaker"
P: Phys=isa0061/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/pcspkr/input/input2
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event2
B: EV=40001
B: SND=6

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0002 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button (FF)"
P: Phys=LNXPWRBN/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event3
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0005 Version=0000
N: Name="Lid Switch"
P: Phys=PNP0C0D/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event4
B: EV=21
B: SW=1

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0003 Version=0000
N: Name="Sleep Button (CM)"
P: Phys=PNP0C0E/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input5
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event5
B: EV=3
B: KEY=4000 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0001 Version=0000
N: Name="Power Button (CM)"
P: Phys=PNP0C0C/button/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input6
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event6
B: EV=3
B: KEY=100000 0 0 0

I: Bus=0019 Vendor=0000 Product=0006 Version=0000
N: Name="Video Bus"
P: Phys=LNXVIDEO/video/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A03:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input7
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event7
B: EV=3
B: KEY=3f000b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0005 Version=0063
N: Name="ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input0
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse1 event8
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B: REL=103

I: Bus=0000 Vendor=0000 Product=0000 Version=0000
N: Name=""
P: Phys=
S: Sysfs=/devices/virtual/input/input9
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=event9
B: EV=1


If that's any help at all.

Somebody please help, this tapping is driving me nuts!
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:01 am

Here's a lon topic about touchpads
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=3581&hilit=gsynaptics
Hope it helps
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby edwinhubble on Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:52 pm

Thanks, but I've already read that forum and tried everything on there. Playing around today, however, I was able to make my mouse not work by messing around with the other mouse setting in xorg.conf.

So here's my complete xorg.conf:

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Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
   Option      "TapButton1"      "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Synaptics Touchpad"
   Driver      "synaptics"
   Option      "SendCoreEvents"   "true"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/input/event8"
   Option      "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
   Option      "HorizEdgeScroll"   "0"
   Option      "TouchpadOff"      "2"
   Option      "MaxTapTime"      "0"
   Option      "TapButton1"      "0"
   Option      "SHMConfig"      "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   Device      "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
   Screen      "Default Screen"
   InputDevice   "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection


I was playing around and thought, "What if I mess with the configured mouse instead of the synaptics touchpad?" So, not knowing what I was doing, I changed the driver under configured mouse from mouse to synaptics, and added the "TapButton1" "0" that you see still in there. It obviously didn't fix my problem, but it did make my mouse not work at all, which leads me to believe that the X server doesn't think that I have a touchpad, but somehow interprets a tap as a click.

P.S. I just realized that I misspelled touchpad in the thread title. Now I'm a little embarrassed.
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby edwinhubble on Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:34 pm

Sorry, you may notice that in the xorg.conf file I've posted above, it has "TapButton1" "true" instead of "TapButton1" "0", which makes a big difference. I have since changed it, and my problem is still not solved.
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:36 pm

P.S. I just realized that I misspelled touchpad in the thread title

I did not even see that :)
Haven't got a clue - most of what I'd recommend is in the link I gave you
Have to mark this and come back to you
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby DapperMe17 on Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:58 am

Hi,

I just ran into this problem myself.

In the "Autostarted Apps", you have to simply create a new startup daemon for Gsynaptics.

I believe it's "gsynaptics-init". Hit Add, then type that in as the command.

When you reboot, your changes should now activate.
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby edwinhubble on Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:15 pm

Thanks Dapper, but that doesn't seem to help either. There's no clear autostarted apps anywhere in Elyssa, but I went to Preferences -> Sessions -> Startup Programs, and got a list of what appears to be autostarted applications. Looks like gsynaptics is already in there, along with the gsynaptics-init command. It's also got this -sm--disable option on there. Not knowing what it was, I removed the option and restarted, but that just made Nautilus not work, so I put it back on.
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:28 pm

I took a look at this again and now I saw that you have (in xorg.conf)
Option "TapButton1"
as "true" in
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
and as "0" in
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
This seems a bit odd I think you should either have 0 or 1 or true or false not a mix
Try to set it as false instead of "0"
or for that matter as "1" instead of "true"
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby edwinhubble on Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:41 pm

Thanks Husse, but that doesn't work either. The manual for xorg or synaptics (I forget which) says that true, on, and 1 are all equivalent, as are false, off, and 0. I changed them anyway, but with no effect.
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:29 pm

Hmm - sometimes you can't mix 0 or 1 with true or false
I have to search better in the forum, I have a distinct feeling this has been treated here
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:09 pm

Here's an explanation in German - I have not found a similar wiki in English
http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Touchpad#Tap ... -Verhalten
There are a few suggestions for Hardy in this
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/47971
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:27 am

Ouch I recently posted something that might be a solution for you too but I write so many posts that I don't find it (if I use the option View your posts I get 123 pages)
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby edwinhubble on Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:49 am

Well that sucks. I've been working on it off and on, but I still can't find a solution. Let me know if you think of anything, but I'm starting to think I'll have to live with this tapping option on.
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Re: laptop toucpad, can't turn off tap to click

Postby Husse on Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:26 pm

I think I saw something in a french Ubuntu forum but my french is not particularly good ...
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