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Touchpad button not working

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:40 am
by dijnmonti94
Hi all :)

I have an Acer Aspire E15-511-P7AT and since I switched to linux (18, 19, 20) I haven't managed to get my touchpad button to work at all. (tap to click works and 2 finger support etc. all works fine).

I found out that this version of linux uses libinput as a driver (correct?) so I changed to synaptics to see if it makes a difference but it didn't.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need more info! (first post, sorry)

Dean

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dmon@dmon-acer:~$ inxi -Fxxxrz
System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-60-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin 4.6.3 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
  Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire E5-511 v: V1.03 serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Acer model: Aspire E5-511 v: V1.03 serial: <filter> UEFI: Acer 
  v: 1.03 date: 05/16/2014 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 41.8 Wh condition: 45.7/55.9 Wh (82%) volts: 13.0/11.1 
  model: SANYO PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Charging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Pentium N3530 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Silvermont rev: 8 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 17333 
  Speed: 1941 MHz min/max: 500/2582 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 500 2: 500 
  3: 500 4: 500 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
  chip ID: 8086:0f31 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (BYT) v: 4.2 Mesa 20.0.8 
  compat-v: 3.0 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:0f04 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-60-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 1000 
  bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: enp1s0f1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel port: 1000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 168c:0036 
  IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-3: Lite-On Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb 
  bus ID: 1-2.1:5 chip ID: 04ca:300b 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 168.29 GiB (36.1%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Vaseky model: V800 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
  speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: KR scheme: GPT 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 92.87 GiB used: 36.61 GiB (39.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-2: /home size: 181.69 GiB used: 131.67 GiB (72.5%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda4 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 15.26 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com ulyana main upstream import backport
  2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/teams.list 
  1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams stable main
Info:
  Processes: 214 Uptime: 9m Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 1.14 GiB (14.9%) 
  Init: systemd v: 245 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 alt: 9 Shell: bash 
  v: 5.0.17 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.38 

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dmon@dmon-acer:~$ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SYN1B7E:01 06CB:2970 Mouse              	id=11	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SYN1B7E:01 06CB:2970 Touchpad           	id=12	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HD WebCam: HD WebCam                    	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Intel Virtual Button driver             	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=14	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys