I’m not sure if this is a linux thing or a hardware thing, but I’m having trouble making the touchpad work reliably
I think it is unlikely a hardware thing because when I reboot my computer it starts being fine again.
About my laptop settings
KDE Plasma: 5.18.8
KDE Frameworks: 5.68.0
Qt Version: 5.12.8
kernal version: 5.13.0-39-generic
I am not on Wayland.
Touchpad: I’m using synaptics
I disabled libinput.conf
and maybe synaptics.conf my main conf.
last night it just didn’t work - not at all. I just looked at the settings and touchpad was not on disable when an external mouse was connected and nothing worked. I think I may have tried unplugging the mouse a few times too.
I’m not sure if disabling ps2 in the Bios would help because
When I ran xinput, it was detecting the Touchpad
When I ran xinput --list-props, it was saying that it was using synaptics.
and then the day before yesterday… scrolling stopped working until the next time I logged in.
Why I am using synaptics
libinput has subpar two-finger right click. It would work in the beginning and then it’d just… stopped working. I’ve been able to get two finer taps to work but two-finger clicks are a different story.
The KDE system settings for libinput touchpad has not been particularly consistent.
I posted a response here if you’d like more details on my setup (the exact details of my synaptics configuration is outdated): Two finger right click in Fedora KDE 34 - #3 by iamef