• [Solved] 2 fingers tap not working (Gnome) Dell XPS 13 (9360)


    Hi,

    I’m new to Antergos, but not to Linux.

    I’m facing a problem with my touchpad. Usually, I tap with 2 fingers and get like a right clic. It doesn’t work. The only way I can get a right clic by taping is with 3 fingers tap, and it’s not responding that well.

    So, I went to the Arch Wiki for the Dell XPS 13 (9360) There’s nothing about that. There’s a thing about blacklisting psmouse, but that shouldn’t be the reason of my problem.

    I went to the Arch Wiki about libinput, but I can’t seem to find how to solve my problem.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • This question was answered many times in the forum. For example, here and here. The solution is simple:

    • uninstall xf86-input-synaptics
    • check that xf86-input-libinput is installed
    • very important - the X session must be restarted, either by logging out and then logging back in, or by reboot.
  • A word of warning though.

    While xf86-input-libinput will offer a proper right click menu with the two finger tap, it will also have TERRIBLE scrolling effects. I did what @just suggested a month ago, and while many people like the change, I ended up reverting back to xf86-input-synaptics. To me it’s the importance of scrolling vs. the importance of a two finger tap. For me personally, scrolling is used more and thus more important😄 .

    Who knows? Perhaps you won’t have this issue? It has been a month since I tried it, so things could have changed. I just thought it would be best to make sure you were provided you with all the information🙂.

  • @just

    Thanks, I will try that.

    I had a similar problem on another Arch distro, with another computer, and I managed to solve the issue by editing some .conf file. I just don’t remember how…

  • @just

    It worked.

    But…

    Like @Keegan said, now the scrolling is not great.

    Also, it made libinput-gestures not work anymore. Which is not cool.

    So, I will look around for another solution. Thanks anyway. :-)

  • @ClaudeC said in 2 fingers tap not working (Gnome) Dell XPS 13 (9360):

    I will look around for another solution.

    If you find one, please let me know!

    Thanks!

  • @Keegan

    Well, I poke around some Arch Wiki about libinput, touchpad, ect. for a few hours. I tried a couple of things, but I haven’t found THE solution. Looks like something’s missing in the Arch kernel.

    So, maybe I’m not Arch educated enough to use Antergos. I went back to Manjaro, where I didn’t have those issues. Since they patch the Arch kernel, maybe it has something to do with it.

    I’ll have to live with updates not released as fast, but with a better working touchpad.

  • OK. Sad to see you go😞.

  • @Keegan

    So, any updates on that since then ?

    Just hoping here…

    EDIT : I managed to make it work !!!

    You have to install GDM and remove Lightgdm. Then, remove the synaptic driver.

    sudo pacman -S gdm

    sudo systemctl disable lightdm && sudo systemctl enable gdm

    Reboot

    Uninstall Lightgdm from Pamac

    Reboot

    Uninstall the synaptic driver like said in the post that was linked above.

    uninstall xf86-input-synaptics pkg

    sudo pacman -Rcnsu xf86-input-synaptics

    check that xf86-input-libinput is installed

    pacman -Qi xf86-input-libinput

    Reboot

    After that, I could also install libinput-gestures (on Xorg)

  • Not that I know of, sorry😞.

  • @Keegan

    Check my post above. Edited. :-)

  • Install and use GDM. (or not)

    sudo pacman -S gdm
    sudo systemctl disable lightdm
    sudo systemctl enable gdm
    #reboot
    

    Select Xorg session instead of wayland at the login screen.

    add:

    Section "InputClass"
            Identifier "touchpad catchall"
            Driver "synaptics"
            MatchIsTouchpad "on"
            
    #add these lines
    
            Option "TapButton1" "1"
            Option "TapButton2" "3"
            Option "TapButton3" "2"
    	Option      "VertScrollDelta"          "-111"
    	Option      "HorizScrollDelta"         "-111"
    

    to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

    This also enables threefinger tap if your touchpad supports it. Genius for pasting etc…

    I dont like the feel of xf86-libinput (at all!)

  • @ClaudeC said in [Solved] 2 fingers tap not working (Gnome) Dell XPS 13 (9360):

    EDIT : I managed to make it work

    Yay! Glad to hear that😀. Welcome to Antergos then!

  • @izznogooood said in [Solved] 2 fingers tap not working (Gnome) Dell XPS 13 (9360):

    I dont like the feel of xf86-libinput (at all!)

    Same here😞. I much prefer the other…

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