Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: touchpad tapping mod

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    2

    touchpad tapping mod

    This problem has been addressed on this forum before but I can't make the answer work. Touchpad tapping is not enabled by default, but 'synclient TapButton1=1' from a console at run level 5 enables it. It does not work from run level 2 because that is not a graphical environment. In order to make the change permanent the advice is to go to /etc/X11/Xsession.d and add a file say '15x11-synaptics' with this content : synclient "TapButton1=1". The problem is that the file system is mounted read-only and chmod doesn't work. You can't find the file on the unmounted flash drive. How can you get this line in Xsession.d?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    152
    Did you try this command in a terminal:

    Code:
    sudo leafpad /etc/X11/Xsession.d/15x11-synaptics

  3. #3
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Greetings was698002 and welcome to the forum.

    All but one of the files in /etc/X11/Xsession.d are owned by root and read-only.
    However, one file, 45knoppix, is owned by root and also executable.

    I add a synclient command to this file, at its end, to tweak my touchpad.
    This is slightly simpler than adding a new file just for this one tweak.

    Quote marks are not necessary for the command.

    Of course, you'll need to have persistence working for this to make a permanent
    change to your system.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    2

    SOLVED -thanks

    Works fine on 7.7.2 despite the file description as an anachronistic holdover. Never would have found it without you. thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by utu View Post
    Greetings was698002 and welcome to the forum.

    All but one of the files in /etc/X11/Xsession.d are owned by root and read-only.
    However, one file, 45knoppix, is owned by root and also executable.

    I add a synclient command to this file, at its end, to tweak my touchpad.
    This is slightly simpler than adding a new file just for this one tweak.

    Quote marks are not necessary for the command.

    Of course, you'll need to have persistence working for this to make a permanent
    change to your system.

  5. #5
    Senior Member registered user
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland USA
    Posts
    1,631
    Quote Originally Posted by was698002 View Post
    Works fine on 7.7.2 ... thanks.
    Was not aware of 7.7.2, but glad it works for you.
    The old forum record harks back to when I thought /etc/rc.local should work, and it didn't.

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    16
    The lack of touchpad support is the one single frustrating thing about Knoppix.
    What is persistence mode and how does one achieve it?
    Can you upload the specific changes that need to be made to Knoppix (text/file/folder) to make touchpad work reliably
    Other Linux distros have an app in settings that allows touchpad to be toggled. Why is Knoppix different?

  7. #7
    Member registered user
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by wspc View Post
    The lack of touchpad support is the one single frustrating thing about Knoppix. What is persistence mode and how does one achieve it? Can you upload the specific changes that need to be made to Knoppix (text/file/folder) to make touchpad work reliably Other Linux distros have an app in settings that allows touchpad to be toggled. Why is Knoppix different?
    in 7.7.1 the program you are asking about in in a package called gpointing-device-settings. If you install that you will have control of it via GUI. The persistence stuff is covered in http://knoppix.net/forum/threads/319...th-persistence

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Dell Desktop Computer Tower Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB HD 22

Dell Desktop Computer Tower Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 1TB HD 22" LCD Windows 10 WiFi

$146.64



HP i3 Desktop Computer PC Intel Core 8GB RAM 500GB HD 22

HP i3 Desktop Computer PC Intel Core 8GB RAM 500GB HD 22" LCD Windows 10 Wi-Fi

$157.36



HP Desktop i7 Computer PC Intel Core Desktop 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Windows 10 Pro WiFi picture

HP Desktop i7 Computer PC Intel Core Desktop 8GB RAM 1TB HDD Windows 10 Pro WiFi

$169.83



Dell Desktop Computer Windows 10 PC Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 500GB HD 22

Dell Desktop Computer Windows 10 PC Intel Core i5 8GB RAM 500GB HD 22" LCD Wi-Fi

$133.54



Acer Aspire XC - Desktop Intel Core i3-10105 3.70GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD W10H picture

Acer Aspire XC - Desktop Intel Core i3-10105 3.70GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD W10H

$229.99



Windows 11 Pro Mini PC Intel J4125 Quad Core 2.7GHz 8GB RAM DDR4 128GB SSD GK3V picture

Windows 11 Pro Mini PC Intel J4125 Quad Core 2.7GHz 8GB RAM DDR4 128GB SSD GK3V

$189.95



Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 14FHD+ Touch Laptop 12th Gen Intel Core i5 8GB M... picture

Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 14FHD+ Touch Laptop 12th Gen Intel Core i5 8GB M...

$569.99



HP ProDesk 600 G1 w/ Intel Core i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20 GHz, 8GB RAM, No HDD or OS  picture

HP ProDesk 600 G1 w/ Intel Core i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20 GHz, 8GB RAM, No HDD or OS

$60.00



HP Desktop i7 Computer PC Intel Quad Core 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Wi-Fi picture

HP Desktop i7 Computer PC Intel Quad Core 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Windows 10 Pro Wi-Fi

$132.27



Dell Gaming Desktop Computer PC Tower Core i5 16GB 2TB HD/SSD 22

Dell Gaming Desktop Computer PC Tower Core i5 16GB 2TB HD/SSD 22" LCD Windows 10

$322.55