Wednesday, August 3, 2016



Recently I updated my laptop to Fedora 24 from Fedora 23. And suddenly my tocuhpad stopped working properly. Even touchpad settings were missing under Gnome environment. Although everything worked with wayland I had some issues when working with wayland.

Following is how I got this resolved. Please do the changes with caution and with proper backups.

The primary method of configuration for the touchpad is through an Xorg server configuration file. So lets get started.

1. First locate the synaptics.conf file which is the default configuration and copy it as shown below. After copying you can do the necessary configurations.


sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

Note that the name of your fila may differ slightly.

2. Now open the copied file and add the following configuration to it. If you already have a config blog edit that section.

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "touchpad catchall"
        Driver "synaptics"
        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "3"
        Option "TapButton3" "2"
        Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"
        Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "on"
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
        Option "CircularScrolling" "on"
        Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
        Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinZ" "40"
        Option "EmulateTwoFingerMinW" "8"
        Option "CoastingSpeed" "0"
        Option "FingerLow" "30"
        Option "FingerHigh" "50"
        Option "MaxTapTime" "125"
EndSection

Now restart your OS and hopefully everything will work now.


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