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[solved] Right click on touchpad not working

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:51 am
by kyla
I just got one of the new lenovo ideapad u310 ultrabooks and installed mint onto it. Everything is working fine except for right-clicking with the touchpad: it just registers as a normal left-click. Right-clicking works as expected under windows 7, and under mint with an external mouse, so it's definitely something with mint and the touchpad. Any ideas? It seems like it's some kind of driver problem, but I have no idea where to start with trying to fix it. :?

Re: [solved] Right click on touchpad not working

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:55 pm
by kyla
Aaaand the arch forums solve my problem https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php ... 8#p1127018. Here's how to apply it in mint:

mkdir /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ (if it doesn't exist)
cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

Then edit the first section so it looks 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"
EndSection

Re: [solved] Right click on touchpad not working

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:22 pm
by Dave W.
Very nice. Thanks for this. I also found a solution in the Ubuntu forum. I used this solution in Mint 13 for my daughter on her HP dm4.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1966016

See VideoRoy. Post #4.

Dave :)

Re: [solved] Right click on touchpad not working

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:15 pm
by gregharris73
So, I had the same problem (plus one more), but required a slight change to fix.

After using xinput and synaptics tools which will help you along if you still have troubles:

Had to change:
Option "ClickPad" "true" to ->

Option "ClickPad" "1"

Also don't need to create the /etc/X11 directory. It's loaded from /usr/share/X11 just fine.

This will also fix a potential scrolling issue in that if there is no clickpad, you can't click the left hand side bottom button and scroll with your finger like you are used to. So enabling the ClickPad will fix both problems.

Re: [solved] Right click on touchpad not working

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:28 pm
by dhiego
Problem solved. Acer aspire v5 Series

Debian 7.1 amd64 Gnome

Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 # 1 SMP x86_64 3.2.46-1 Debian GNU / Linux

Here my setup:

root @ debian: ~ # more / usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
Example # xorg.conf.d que snippet assigns the touchpad driver
# To all touchpads. See xorg.conf.d (5) for more information on
# InputClass.
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE, your distribution will overwrite Likely
# It when updating. Copy (and rename) this file into
# / Etc/X11/xorg.conf.d first.
# Additional options may be added in the form of
# Option "OptionName" "value"
#
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
MatchDevicePath "/ dev / input / event *"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "1"
        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"
# This option is recommend on all Linux systems using evdev, but can not be
# Enabled by default. See The Following link for details:
# Http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/11/how-to-ignore-configuration-errors.html
# MatchDevicePath "/ dev / input / event *"
EndSection

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad ignore duplicates"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchOS "Linux"
        MatchDevicePath "/ dev / input / mouse *"
        Option "Ignore" "on"
EndSection

# This option Enables the bottom right corner to be the right button on
# Non-synaptics clickpads.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Default buttons clickpad"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "50% 0 82% 0 0 0 0 0"
EndSection

# This option disables software buttons on Apple touchpads.
# This option is only interpreted by clickpads.
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Disable buttons clickpad on Apple touchpads"
        MatchProduct "Apple | bcm5974"
        MatchDriver "synaptics"
        Option "SoftButtonAreas" "0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0"
EndSection

Exit and open the session

Thank you!