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#1 2020-01-28 03:20:47

Copper36
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Registered: 2018-11-27
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Mouse/touchpad settings in XFCE

Hi,
I have a problem with mouse and touchpad settings: they both work, but both sensitivity and acceleration are locked. I can set any position on the bar, but nothing changes and the button "Restore to defaults" is greyed out. On the other hand, switching left/right-hand mouse works just fine. It looks like some settings can't be accessed using XFCE Settings GUI...
Would be grateful for any help.
Devuan ASCII 64bit.
Thank you.

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#2 2020-02-02 21:13:20

Copper36
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Registered: 2018-11-27
Posts: 22  

Re: Mouse/touchpad settings in XFCE

Hi,
I have found a possible work-around for this issue, but not sure how it applies to Devuan.
Te link is here:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour … ug/1758023
the very last post (#31), but I can't find the location of xorg conf files in my ASCII, looks like it's different from Debian 10.

Maybe post #10 is of some help, but:

The following packages will be REMOVED:
  task-desktop task-xfce-desktop xserver-xorg-input-all
  xserver-xorg-input-libinput

and I am not sure if I want to do that.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

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#3 2020-02-03 15:13:05

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Mouse/touchpad settings in XFCE

No, you don't want to do that.

I installed xserver-xorg-input-synaptics and the 'Reset to defaults' button becomes active. Except it doesn't do anything, because I still can't change it to anything but the defaults.

I then removed xserver-xorg-input-libinput and installed xserver-xorg-input-evdev, rebooted, and it now works. I can change the speed of the touchpad. I still can't change the speed of the trackpoint.

(Thinkpad T420 has a Synaptics touchpad.)

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#4 2020-02-06 03:02:41

Copper36
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Registered: 2018-11-27
Posts: 22  

Re: Mouse/touchpad settings in XFCE

Thanks, fsmithred! At least the touchpad is now OK, though I'd prefer to configure my wireless mouse...

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#5 2020-02-06 15:17:19

Head_on_a_Stick
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Registered: 2019-03-24
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Re: Mouse/touchpad settings in XFCE

Copper36 wrote:

I can't find the location of xorg conf files in my ASCII

Create your own file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-custom-evdev.conf — that location works for both Devuan ASCII and Debian buster.


"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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#6 2020-02-08 18:35:59

Copper36
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Registered: 2018-11-27
Posts: 22  

Re: Mouse/touchpad settings in XFCE

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Create your own file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-custom-evdev.conf — that location works for both Devuan ASCII and Debian buster.

Thanks a lot, worked out perfectly!

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