I have noticed an odd behavior regarding my touchpad. The settings for my touchpad given by
libinput list-devices is:
Device: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad Kernel: /dev/input/event15 Group: 8 Seat: seat0, default Size: 107x67mm Capabilities: pointer gesture Tap-to-click: disabled Tap-and-drag: enabled Tap drag lock: disabled Left-handed: disabled Nat.scrolling: disabled Middle emulation: disabled Calibration: n/a Scroll methods: *two-finger edge Click methods: *button-areas clickfinger Disable-w-typing: enabled Accel profiles: none Rotation: n/a
which is different from my actual settings. In fact I can tap to click and use the edge of my touchpad for 1-finger scrolling. These settings are defined by my
What I find weird is that I tried adding different options to my
/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf like described in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Libinput#Configuration but it had no effect on the touchpad nor on the output of
libinput list-devices. The settings of
/home/USER/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/pointers.xml are the one used by my system.
I would have guessed that the configuration given by my
libinput-driver should be the relevant settings and that
xfconf/the xfce settings manager only passes the settings through.
So does anyone know:
1.) How does
xfconf set the options for a touchpad?
2.) What could I do to make libinput recognize the options in my
3.) Is there a way to make xfce use the settings of libinput prior?
Edit: The problem has been solved but if someone reading this want to get further understanding of the topic I will post the link to petsam answers:
And I want to point out that the mentioned
libinput list-devices command shows the default configuration setting.