Mouse setting doesn't include tapping, how to enable it?

#1

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.

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#2

have you looked in the preferences, for mouse configuration?

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#3

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.

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#4

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#5

that would be the place to make changes

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#6

which option gives me the ability to tap click?

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#7

no clue. just start checking/unchecking to see what is happening.

which laptop are you using?

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#8

Same old Dell latitude d830 I am still working on.

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#9

my dell latitude

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#10

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.

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#11

@RodMyers do you know if synaptics is disabled by default on Trident?

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#12

no clue. everything “just” worked.

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#13

I couldn’t do tapping in ghostbsd either.

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#14

can you run this command?

sysctl -a | grep psm

and post it’s output?

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#15
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: 
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#16

sudo sysctl hw.psm.synaptics_support=1

This may or may not work…

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#17

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

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#18

Out of my league now, sorry.

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#19

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"
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#20

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.

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