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#1 2016-06-15 12:04:59

stecco
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Registered: 2013-07-16
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Touchpad stop working after update

Hi there. Yesterday I've updated my system (like I do every day), then reboot and the tap-to-click of my Lenovo Yoga 3 pro touchpad stop working. I had configured the tap-to-click via the gnome 3 touchpad section, but now Mouse and Touchpad panel hasn't a touchpad section anymore.

I've never had a synaptics.conf file and everything has always worked.

Any advice? Thanks.

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#2 2016-06-15 13:15:06

Dioka82
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Registered: 2016-06-13
Posts: 5

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

I changed to xf86-input-libinput , with it I have option to enable tap to click in KDE    I also tried reinstall synaptics but had a line in terminal its in maintainance mode.    I dont know if it will worth change back to synaptics after its fixed

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#3 2016-06-15 13:47:11

g.con
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Registered: 2016-06-15
Posts: 4

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

stecco wrote:

Hi there. Yesterday I've updated my system (like I do every day), then reboot and the tap-to-click of my Lenovo Yoga 3 pro touchpad stop working. I had configured the tap-to-click via the gnome 3 touchpad section, but now Mouse and Touchpad panel hasn't a touchpad section anymore.

I've never had a synaptics.conf file and everything has always worked.

Any advice? Thanks.


Same problem here. Today I updated my Sony Vaio VGN-N21E. In the updates there was also xf86-input-synaptics. After rebooting, I wasn't able to tap (single / double left mouse click) on my touchpad anymore.

My Window Manager is Openbox.

I can't downgrade synaptics because unfortunatelly I don't have the previous synaptics version in my pacman pkg cache.

I hope they are going to fix this issue very soon.

Any tips?

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#4 2016-06-15 13:51:46

pstree
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From: Paris, France
Registered: 2013-02-24
Posts: 33

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

Same issue here, with a Sony Series 7 Ultra laptop. Downgrading the synaptics package didn't do anything, nor did switching to libinput. Strange thing is, the cursor is still responding, and I can use the right-click button and the double-touch to scroll.


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#5 2016-06-15 15:19:35

kakosf
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From: Chania, Greece
Registered: 2015-11-28
Posts: 9

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

Same issue here. Model: HP Spectre x360 - 4100nv (plus an old Lenovo ideapad).
I fixed it by using the config file proposed in wiki (frequently used options), specifically I added the first 3 options referred to "TapButtons" to the sample config file: Touchpad Synaptics - Archwiki

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#6 2016-06-15 15:59:42

Dioka82
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Registered: 2016-06-13
Posts: 5

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

The problem is tap to click not enabled by default now with synaptic nor libinput,  but with libimput I could enable it easily at the settings(KDE)

Its not really arch-related but I dont really understand the point of disabling tap to click by default

Last edited by Dioka82 (2016-06-15 16:06:30)

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#7 2016-06-15 16:48:07

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
Posts: 6,317

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

stecco wrote:

Hi there. Yesterday I've updated my system (like I do every day), then reboot and the tap-to-click of my Lenovo Yoga 3 pro touchpad stop working. I had configured the tap-to-click via the gnome 3 touchpad section, but now Mouse and Touchpad panel hasn't a touchpad section anymore.

I've never had a synaptics.conf file and everything has always worked.

Any advice? Thanks.

GNOME hasn't supported the synaptics driver for some time how.

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#8 2016-06-16 01:18:18

lyman
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From: China
Registered: 2008-01-13
Posts: 21
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Re: Touchpad stop working after update

uninstall xf86-input-synaptics works for me .


arch x86_64 on Dell E7450

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#9 2016-06-16 10:56:53

stecco
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Registered: 2013-07-16
Posts: 40

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

lyman wrote:

uninstall xf86-input-synaptics works for me .

This work for me too. About the rest of you? May I put the thread solved?

Last edited by stecco (2016-06-16 10:57:10)

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#10 2016-06-16 13:07:48

tmp-meteque
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Registered: 2015-12-11
Posts: 30

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

libinput is suggested in the post install step:

post_install() {
  cat <<MSG
>>> xf86-input-synaptics driver is on maintenance mode and
    xf86-input-libinput driver must be prefered over.
MSG
}
g.con wrote:

I can't downgrade synaptics because unfortunatelly I don't have the previous synaptics version in my pacman pkg cache.

You can download the package using downgrade.

Last edited by tmp-meteque (2016-06-16 13:08:26)


IBM Lenovo T430

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#11 2016-06-16 20:19:25

g.con
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Registered: 2016-06-15
Posts: 4

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

tmp-meteque wrote:

libinput is suggested in the post install step:

post_install() {
  cat <<MSG
>>> xf86-input-synaptics driver is on maintenance mode and
    xf86-input-libinput driver must be prefered over.
MSG
}
g.con wrote:

I can't downgrade synaptics because unfortunatelly I don't have the previous synaptics version in my pacman pkg cache.

You can download the package using downgrade.


Yes, I already knew "downgrade" but it's useless, because it gives me the same updated version of synaptics and not the previous one:

$ downgrade xf86-input-synaptics
Available packages:

   1) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.99.1-1-i686.pkg.tar.xz (local)

select a package by number:




So for me the issue in NOT already solved

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#12 2016-06-16 20:29:41

scippio
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Registered: 2007-01-02
Posts: 52

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

Same problem here (with "click" and "scroll" events). I just downgrade to xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-4 version. via downgrade xf86-input-synaptics (and restart X ofcourse...):

$ downgrade xf86-input-synaptics
Available packages:

   1) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.99.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (local)
   2) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.99.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   3) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   4) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   5) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (local)
   6) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   7) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   8) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
   9) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  10) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  11) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.0-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  12) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.0-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  13) xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  14) xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  15) xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.4-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  16) xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  17) xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.2-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  18) xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.2-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)
  19) xf86-input-synaptics-1.7.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz (remote)

select a package by number: 3

Last edited by scippio (2016-06-16 20:30:08)


Sorry for my English...

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#13 2016-06-16 21:03:06

g.con
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Registered: 2016-06-15
Posts: 4

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

I realized that I can tap-to-click only if I hit very hard on my touchpad. I know, it's weird, but I can't make it more sensitive changing the values in

Option "FingerLow" "30"
Option "FingerHigh" "50"

whatever value I put in there, I have to tap hitting very hard ....!!!

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#14 2016-06-16 21:20:59

feNNec
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Registered: 2010-09-11
Posts: 23

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

on Lenovo x220, the tap is back with unintalling xf86-input-synaptics and installing xf86-input-libinput
Just the scroll is now not very clear (needs 2 fingers; low sensitivity)

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#15 2016-06-17 06:13:39

g.con
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Registered: 2016-06-15
Posts: 4

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

I managed to get tap-to-click working merging my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf  with 50-synaptics.conf.pacnew.

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#16 2016-06-17 12:03:42

scippio
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Registered: 2007-01-02
Posts: 52

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

feNNec wrote:

on Lenovo x220, the tap is back with unintalling xf86-input-synaptics and installing xf86-input-libinput
Just the scroll is now not very clear (needs 2 fingers; low sensitivity)

That's was one of two reasons why I switched back: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=213876


Sorry for my English...

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#17 2016-06-19 14:16:11

sagittarius
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Registered: 2016-06-19
Posts: 1

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

I got the same problem.

Adding

Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"

below MatchIsTouchpad "on" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf as suggested in the man page

[...] Tapping is disabled by default for touchpads with one or more physical  buttons. To enable it you need to map tap actions to buttons. See the "TapButton1", "TapButton2" and "TapButton3" options.

and here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/To … ed_options solved the issue for me.

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#18 2016-06-19 14:39:58

dbourgeo
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Registered: 2012-11-26
Posts: 29

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

I have perhaps a slightly different issue. When I updated synaptics my mouse pointer stopped working. However, I do have tapping of any kind disabled.

If I use circular scrolling, that works. If I hold down my left button and try to move the pointer, it will move normally. Ditto, for the right button. I had this behaviour once before, a long time ago. If I just try to move the mouse pointer it will usually not respond. Occasionally, it will move a small amount, as though the driver gets information from time to time. Once in a while it will respond by moving a few centimeters on the screen, but mostly just a few millimeters -- if I keep trying to move it continuously.

I used the same 50-synaptics.conf the whole time.

Downgrading to xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz from xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.99.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz solves my issue.

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#19 2016-10-18 09:08:58

fanuh
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Registered: 2015-12-20
Posts: 2

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

I feel like we have I have the same issue.
My symptoms are similar to OP.
I have a touchpad.desktop file that returns Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?.
Using Gnome gnome-desktop 1:3.22.1-1 on a Dell XPS 15 9550.
Used downgrade to go to version xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz but get same message.

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#20 2016-10-18 14:13:42

ewaller
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Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 15,234

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

fanuh wrote:

I feel like we have I have the same issue.

Maybe not.

I have a touchpad.desktop file that returns Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?.
Using Gnome gnome-desktop 1:3.22.1-1 on a Dell XPS 15 9550.
Used downgrade to go to version xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.3-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz but get same message.

I'll bet you you are now running Wayland instead of Xorg.  This is a recent Gnome SNAFU; it is also why I don't agree that you are having the same issue.

Edit:  Oh, BTW, Welcome to the Arch Linux forums big_smile

Last edited by ewaller (2016-10-18 14:14:14)


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#21 2016-10-19 08:18:20

fanuh
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Registered: 2015-12-20
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Re: Touchpad stop working after update

ewaller wrote:

Edit:  Oh, BTW, Welcome to the Arch Linux forums big_smile

I'm genuinely surprised this is my first post!

why I don't agree that you are having the same issue.

Your answer makes a lot of sense in reflection to my case, and I have many other questions in regards to this, but I don't want to hijack this thread, so I'll take my problems elsewhere sad

Thank you for answering!

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#22 2016-10-19 13:57:41

ewaller
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Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 15,234

Re: Touchpad stop working after update

Please feel free to start your own thread.


Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature -- Michael Faraday
Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine. -- Alan Turing
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