I have shifted towards Manjaro. I regularly update it, with me using the xfce 20.3 version, the problem rises when I start to play games. Pressing any key on my keyboard disables the touchpad, which is a huge problem. Pressing a shift, caps or ctrl key dosnt affect it however. I read a thread but it is outdated, and i do not understand the steps. Please help
If anyone understands plz help me in this regard. Thank you.
either open pamac [add/remove software] and install xfce4-settings-manager OR
from terminal you can install with sudo pacman -S xfce4-settings-manager
once installed you can see the settings option in the whisker menu of xfce.
go to Mouse & Touchpad options [in the hardware section] and configure how you wish to.
Um hey, a bit off topic here, but I did a bit of stupidity and accidentaly disabled mouse in the terminal.
sudo modprobe -r psmouse
This is supposedly to disable mouse in terminal. I thought it as disable mouse by typing, and did it. No I cant use the mouse and am typing this post on my other laptop. If you know the reverse code to enable the mouse in terminal, please share. HELP
so if the answer has solved your problem mark it as solution.
yes and most of the arch wiki, solutions and guides (with sane changes) will work with manjaro since manjaro is arch based.
Each DE has it’s own way to expose system settings and configurations. Some may choose not to expose certain settings. Probably XFCE made that choice to keep it simple.
It is usually unwise to run unknown commands, without understanding what they do. It is more unwise to do so with “sudo”. modprobe can be used to remove and add modules to the kernel. Just try to use modprobe to add it again (without the -r) or just try to reboot. I dont think modprobe commands persist across boots.
Thanks Heavens Audiachie for this. Ran to boot my other laptop and the cursor is back to normal! But I am not a coder guy, but I know quite a bit of C and C+. My interest is generally in computers, and coding is not my thing. If someone is kind enough to give me the code to copy paste into a config file or something like that, Most welcome. Again, An awesome communtiy backed by awesome members
The info on that website is actually correct. Just tested with a laptop with Manjaro xfce. You do have to install xinput first. The name of the package is xorg-xinput . After that you can do the commands listed in that forum thread.