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How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

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Re: How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

#11 Post by GuiGuy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:47 pm

Why does antiX not use the GUI "Mouse and Touchpad" thoughtfully provided by MX?
Last edited by GuiGuy on Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

#12 Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:50 pm

GuiGuy wrote:Why not use the GUI "Mouse and Touchpad" thoughtfully provided by MX?
antiX thread.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-17
lenovo s21e & 100s - antiX-17, MX17(live-usb)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

#13 Post by GuiGuy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:58 pm

Yes :hitmyhead:, sorry :bagoverhead:

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Re: How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

#14 Post by Stevo » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:53 pm

Does touchpad-indicator work in antiX?

http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/t/t ... indicator/

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Re: How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

#15 Post by Raymzap » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:27 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:I don't see any existing line.

this is my file as edited.

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Section "InputClass"
        Identifier      "Touchpad"                      # required
        MatchIsTouchpad "yes"                           # required
        Driver          "synaptics"                     # required
        Option          "MinSpeed"              "0.5"
        Option          "MaxSpeed"              "1.0"
        Option          "AccelFactor"           "0.075"
        Option          "TapButton1"            "1"
        Option          "TapButton2"            "2"     # multitouch
        Option          "TapButton3"            "3"     # multitouch
        Option          "VertTwoFingerScroll"   "1"     # multitouch
        Option          "HorizTwoFingerScroll"  "1"     # multitouch
        Option          "VertEdgeScroll"        "1"
        Option          "CoastingSpeed"         "8"
        Option          "CornerCoasting"        "1"
        Option          "CircularScrolling"     "1"
        Option          "CircScrollTrigger"     "7"
        Option          "EdgeMotionUseAlways"   "1"
        Option          "LBCornerButton"        "8"     # browser "back" btn
        Option          "RBCornerButton"        "9"     # browser "forward" btn
        Option	    "TouchpadOff"		"2"	#turn off touchpad tapping and scrolling
EndSection
My file is now identical to that. When I enter startx, I get 'waiting for X server to begin accepting connections' - the wait goes on for ages so I just shutdown the PC. I think I'll go back to Debian 9 LXDE.
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Re: How to disable touchpad tapping in antiX 17?

#16 Post by Raymzap » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:48 pm

dolphin_oracle wrote:

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Option "TouchpadOff" "2"
in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf file, and then log out and log in should do the trick.

other options for that switch

Switch off the touchpad. Valid values are:
0 Touchpad is enabled
1 Touchpad is switched off
2 Only tapping and scrolling is switched off

more info here:

ftp://www.x.org/pub/X11R7.5/doc/man/man ... ics.4.html
Hello again DO. I really don't understand how editing that file caused such a mess for me. That's a pity. I've since moved back to vanilla Debian 9 Stable with LXDE.

Edit: LXDE on Debian 9 Stretch has touchpad tapping off by default. :popcorn:
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