Touchpad left button has physically died. Right now I have to use external mouse to do left clicks, and I am hoping to get touchpad tapping to work so I can use the computer without an external mouse until I feel like opening up the laptop to try and fix the touchpad.
have you looked in the preferences, for mouse configuration?
I looked in the control panel, mouse configuration, and it recognizes my touch pad as a ps2 mouse, and it didn’t give me any option to adjust tapping.
that would be the place to make changes
which option gives me the ability to tap click?
no clue. just start checking/unchecking to see what is happening.
which laptop are you using?
Same old Dell latitude d830 I am still working on.
I originally didn’t have button 3 emulation enabled, and I had no tap, so I tried enabling it and then applied settings, but still no tap.
no clue. everything “just” worked.
I couldn’t do tapping in ghostbsd either.
can you run this command?
sysctl -a | grep psm
and post it’s output?
device psm debug.psm.pkterrthresh: 2 debug.psm.usecs: 500000 debug.psm.secs: 0 debug.psm.errusecs: 0 debug.psm.errsecs: 2 debug.psm.hz: 20 debug.psm.loglevel: 0 irq12: psm0:23 @cpu0(domain0): 4305 hw.psm.elantech_support: 0 hw.psm.trackpoint_support: 0 hw.psm.synaptics_support: 0 hw.psm.tap_timeout: 125000 hw.psm.tap_threshold: 25 hw.psm.tap_enabled: -1 dev.psm.0.%parent: atkbdc0 dev.psm.0.%pnpinfo: dev.psm.0.%location: dev.psm.0.%driver: psm dev.psm.0.%desc: PS/2 Mouse dev.psm.%parent: dev.psmcpnp.0.%parent: acpi0 dev.psmcpnp.0.%pnpinfo: _HID=PNP0F13 _UID=0 dev.psmcpnp.0.%location: handle=\_SB_.PCI0.ISAB.PS2M dev.psmcpnp.0.%driver: psmcpnp dev.psmcpnp.0.%desc: PS/2 mouse port dev.psmcpnp.%parent:
sudo sysctl hw.psm.synaptics_support=1
This may or may not work…
I received the following messages
sysctl: oid ‘hw.psm.synaptics_support’ is a read only tunable
sysctl: Tunable values are set in /boot/loader.conf
Out of my league now, sorry.
check if you have the /boot/loader.conf.local file.
it mentions something about using a /boot/loader.conf file
my /boot/loader.conf.local contains:
# Enable Synaptics for touchpads hw.psm.synaptics_support="1"
I have added that line in my boot file, and it seems tapping does have some effects, but it doesn’t seem to left click properly.
I will be able to use it to open some things, but I can’t use it to close a window for example. It’s like it’s emulating some other button or its own button with own defined behavior.