How do i update without any of the plasma 6?

Plasma 6 makes my trackpad unusable (pretty much). It removes the synaptic driver and settings. I cant use it like that. Its messed up other stuff too but without a mouse control i cant really move on.

How do i do a clan install of the current ISO image and then update most of the nearly 1000 updates but not any of the stuff that has broken my system?

I have decided i have no other option other than to just freeze it at this point for as long as possible or until the trackpad has synaptic back again.

How do i do that?

thx.

Partial upgrades are unsupported.

You really shouldnt. You dont.

You could make extensive use of --ignore etc. But it will end poorly.

it will, i know, but what option do i have? all i can do is wait/watch/hope, but until then…

Did plasma actually kill the synaptics driver?
Or just not provide a configuration GUI?

No idea, i did the

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/30-touchpad.conf with code inside:

Section “InputClass”
Identifier “touchpad”
Driver “synaptics”
MatchIsTouchpad “on”
Option “Tapping” “on”
EndSection

But i didnt see or feel any difference to the mouse, it had no coasting which is the easiest way to tell if my synaptic setting were active

What would i do to find out?

Well … you need to have xf86-input-synaptics installed before that file would mean anything.

Though, unless there some specific libinput config taking precedence the reality is pretty much ‘if synaptics installed use synaptics’.

But to see which driver is in use if you are using X11 you could

xinput list 
xinput list-props $NUMBER

(where $NUMBER is your touchpad as shown with list)

❱xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad Mouse        id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad Touchpad     id=17   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=9    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ SINO WEALTH USB KEYBOARD                  id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ SINO WEALTH USB KEYBOARD System Control   id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ SINO WEALTH USB KEYBOARD Consumer Control id=12   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad Keyboard     id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad System Control       id=15   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad Consumer Control     id=16   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell WMI hotkeys                          id=18   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Dell AIO WMI hotkeys                      id=19   [slave  keyboard (3)]

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❱xinput list-props 13
Device 'Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad Mouse':
        Device Enabled (179):   1
        Coordinate Transformation Matrix (181): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
        libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (310):       0
        libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled Default (311):       0
        libinput Scroll Methods Available (312):        0, 0, 1
        libinput Scroll Method Enabled (313):   0, 0, 0
        libinput Scroll Method Enabled Default (314):   0, 0, 0
        libinput Button Scrolling Button (315): 2
        libinput Button Scrolling Button Default (316): 2
        libinput Button Scrolling Button Lock Enabled (317):    0
        libinput Button Scrolling Button Lock Enabled Default (318):    0
        libinput Middle Emulation Enabled (319):        0
        libinput Middle Emulation Enabled Default (320):        0
        libinput Rotation Angle (293):  0.000000
        libinput Rotation Angle Default (294):  0.000000
        libinput Accel Speed (321):     -0.400000
        libinput Accel Speed Default (322):     0.000000
        libinput Accel Profiles Available (323):        1, 1, 1
        libinput Accel Profile Enabled (324):   1, 0, 0
        libinput Accel Profile Enabled Default (325):   1, 0, 0
        libinput Accel Custom Fallback Points (326):    <no items>
        libinput Accel Custom Fallback Step (327):      0.000000
        libinput Accel Custom Motion Points (328):      <no items>
        libinput Accel Custom Motion Step (329):        0.000000
        libinput Accel Custom Scroll Points (330):      <no items>
        libinput Accel Custom Scroll Step (331):        0.000000
        libinput Left Handed Enabled (332):     0
        libinput Left Handed Enabled Default (333):     0
        libinput Send Events Modes Available (295):     1, 0
        libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (296):        0, 0
        libinput Send Events Mode Enabled Default (297):        0, 0
        Device Node (298):      "/dev/input/event6"
        Device Product ID (299):        9610, 16
        libinput Drag Lock Buttons (334):       <no items>
        libinput Horizontal Scroll Enabled (335):       1
        libinput Scrolling Pixel Distance (336):        15
        libinput Scrolling Pixel Distance Default (337):        15
        libinput High Resolution Wheel Scroll Enabled (338):    1

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❱xinput list-props 17
Device 'Hailuck Co.,Ltd PTP TouchPad Touchpad':
        Device Enabled (179):   1
        Coordinate Transformation Matrix (181): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
        libinput Tapping Enabled (339): 1
        libinput Tapping Enabled Default (340): 0
        libinput Tapping Drag Enabled (341):    1
        libinput Tapping Drag Enabled Default (342):    1
        libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled (343):       0
        libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled Default (344):       0
        libinput Tapping Button Mapping Enabled (345):  1, 0
        libinput Tapping Button Mapping Default (346):  1, 0
        libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (310):       0
        libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled Default (311):       0
        libinput Disable While Typing Enabled (347):    1
        libinput Disable While Typing Enabled Default (348):    1
        libinput Scroll Methods Available (312):        1, 1, 0
        libinput Scroll Method Enabled (313):   1, 0, 0
        libinput Scroll Method Enabled Default (314):   1, 0, 0
        libinput Click Methods Available (349): 1, 1
        libinput Click Method Enabled (350):    1, 0
        libinput Click Method Enabled Default (351):    1, 0
        libinput Middle Emulation Enabled (319):        0
        libinput Middle Emulation Enabled Default (320):        0
        libinput Accel Speed (321):     0.000000
        libinput Accel Speed Default (322):     0.000000
        libinput Accel Profiles Available (323):        1, 1, 1
        libinput Accel Profile Enabled (324):   1, 0, 0
        libinput Accel Profile Enabled Default (325):   1, 0, 0
        libinput Accel Custom Fallback Points (326):    <no items>
        libinput Accel Custom Fallback Step (327):      0.000000
        libinput Accel Custom Motion Points (328):      <no items>
        libinput Accel Custom Motion Step (329):        0.000000
        libinput Accel Custom Scroll Points (330):      <no items>
        libinput Accel Custom Scroll Step (331):        0.000000
        libinput Left Handed Enabled (332):     0
        libinput Left Handed Enabled Default (333):     0
        libinput Send Events Modes Available (295):     1, 1
        libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (296):        0, 0
        libinput Send Events Mode Enabled Default (297):        0, 0
        Device Node (298):      "/dev/input/event11"
        Device Product ID (299):        9610, 16
        libinput Drag Lock Buttons (334):       <no items>
        libinput Horizontal Scroll Enabled (335):       1
        libinput Scrolling Pixel Distance (336):        15
        libinput Scrolling Pixel Distance Default (337):        15
        libinput High Resolution Wheel Scroll Enabled (338):    1

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Opps sorry im on the wrong OS :stuck_out_tongue: leme just reboot and do that again.

EDIT: ok this is on the correct OS. I tell you fighting against this trackpad on this OS version is going to damage my computer (it will end up out the window)

You cannot update without getting Plasma 6

I suggest trying with the libinput driver by moving the 30-touchpad.conf to 30-touchpad.conf.bak then

systemctl soft-reboot

yep, did that, it just reset my trackpad setting. i switched “tap-to-click” back on and we are back to where we were.

Still does not work.

Then i will just have to not update. Cant use a computer where you are fighting against the mouse/trackpad all the time

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