getting the touchpad to work

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getting the touchpad to work

Postby scrawler » Tue May 23, 2017 11:32 pm

Hi guys,

I have arch installed (imperfectly) on a samsung chromebook, finally, and am having a few small difficulties. What module needs to be loaded, or what do I have to do to get the touchpad working? I'm using a mouse right now.
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Re: getting the touchpad to work

Postby scrawler » Mon May 29, 2017 3:11 am

Some searching indicates that I may need to add i8042.nopnp=1 or i8042.nomux=1 to the kernel parameters. am I on the right track?
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Re: getting the touchpad to work

Postby scrawler » Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:28 am

howdy guys.

Still no luck with the touchpad(s). Would somebody give me a hint please?

Thank you.
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Re: getting the touchpad to work

Postby armanleftarm » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:41 am

Hey! Hope I caught you before you've lost hope.

This should do the trick:

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$ pacman -S xf86-input-synaptics


Create what is likely a new file:

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$ sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf


Insert the following:

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "FingerHigh" "5"
        Option "FingerLow" "5"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "3"
        Option "TapButton3" "2"
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"
EndSection


Save, reboot.
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Re: getting the touchpad to work

Postby scrawler » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:23 pm

Hey! Hope I caught you before you've lost hope.


I was only in the very beginning stages of dispair :)

Thanks very much for your reply. Unfortunately, installing the package and creating the file had no effect.

I got this message:

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 xf86-input-synaptics driver is on maintenance mode and
    xf86-input-libinput driver must be prefered over.


libinput is already installed.

Might my problem be with having the proper kernel modules loaded? if so, how does one load them?

I've been using regular arch for quite some time now, so I know better--apologies for the newbie questions. Arm is alot different than x86!

thanks again for the reply.
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Re: getting the touchpad to work

Postby ak404 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:06 am

im running slackware but im using the archlinux peach kernel...

i have 70-synaptics and 50-touchpad in xorg.conf.d

looking like

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Option "MaxTapTime"             "0"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "2"
        Option "TapButton3" "3"
EndSection


and

50-touchpad.conf
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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier              "touchpad"
        MatchIsTouchpad         "on"
        Option                  "FingerHigh"    "5"
        Option                  "FingerLow"     "5"
EndSection


but im certain the touchpad did work before that it just wasnt stable without those i think..

did you unpack the chromeos-backup.tar.xz also i believe that could be a factor in the situation
see ftp://ftp.arm.slackware.com/slackwarear ... NSTALL.txt

though the arch linux filesystem is slightly different so do a backup jus tin case
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Re: getting the touchpad to work

Postby scrawler » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:18 am

Hey Ak404,

I'll go try your suggestions right now, but I thought I'd mention I'm running the stock Linux kernel...

Thanks!
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