Touchpad on Fedora 24 is not working properly

asked 2016-11-09 05:15:57 -0500

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I am using an Acer E5-575G notebook and Fedora 24 is not recognizing my touchpad. My touchpad works just basically (scrolling works, buttons works only when pressed on the lower-side of the touchpad), without any advanced features in Fedora. Gnome settings does not recognize my touchpad at all. When I click on the Mouse & touchpad setting, it shows only one option which is Primary Button selection. I'd like to use natural scrolling, tapping (as clicking) and so on. In Windows my touchpad works like a charm.

I have an option in BIOS to turn advanced feature on or to turn the basic mode on. Regardless of the setting in BIOS, it does not work correctly in Fedora.

Is there something I can do in order to make it work? Thank you.

Thank you very much.

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Find out which driver you are using first. Get your device name from xinput list and do a xinput list-props <device> to see its capabilities. The synaptics driver is currently being deprecated in favor of libinput. If using the latter fine tuning is possible through gnome-settings-manager. You can view current settings with gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad and use the same cli tool to change them or dconf-editor if you prefer the gui. If it doesn't work you can install the synaptics driver xorg-x11-drv-synaptics and configure it in Xorg config files.

zhelezov gravatar imagezhelezov ( 2016-11-09 10:30:48 -0500 )edit