Talk:Libinput

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Fiddling with files in /usr/share

The new tip suggests that users delete files in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. However, the X11 documentation says that files in this directory are for system use and user configuration files should go into /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d. Therefore I think that this tip should be worded differently but I do not feel completely certain.

Cqql (talk) 12:45, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't say to delete the file. I think it can be overridden by naming the libinput file e.g. 60-libinput.conf so that it is applied before synaptics. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 13:05, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
What do you think about describing how to take care of the precedence issue in the previous paragraph and make the tip just "As a shortcut you could also uninstall xf86-input-synaptics"? Cqql (talk) 13:44, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
It can be expanded in the tip itself. The surrounding text is 100% libinput and the tip is not needed for people not having synaptics in the first place. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 14:09, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
I tried my best. -- Cqql (talk) 16:53, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
Cheers, your edit had me come up with another approach which may roll smoother on updates. --Indigo (talk) 15:53, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
I feel like the new tip is not broad enough in scope. Where the old tip covered the general situation, the new one only covers the specific situation of no configuration files at all. Maybe they should have been combined instead. -- Cqql (talk) 16:33, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
Hm, I thought it was sufficient because Xorg#Using_.conf_files is linked to already. Added [1]. --Indigo (talk) 18:58, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Scrolling issue

I'm not sure where to go for support of this.

Accidentally scrolling where my palm touches my T460s trackpad enters some text

http://s.natalian.org/2016-09-16/libinput-list-devices.txt

How do I limit or disable this unwanted behaviour?

—This unsigned comment is by Hendry (talk) 02:30, 16 September 2016. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Look through the man page for libinput(4). "DisableWhileTyping" might be what you are looking for. -- Cqql (talk) 02:34, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

ClickMethod clickfinger/fingers ?

I'm confused why the source code the documentation, and the manpage all mention "clickfinger" as the click_method, but gsettings range org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method showed that I had to use "fingers", not "clickfinger" for the setting. Does anybody know why that is?

—This unsigned comment is by Wikizian (talk) 04:47, 3 November 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

What you compare is the libinput x-wrapper nomenclatura to how gnome names it in its settings database. For the same reason the DisableWhileTyping (see #Scrolling issue above) will have dashes when it arrives as a gnome gsettings key to toggle.[2] edit: I now see [3], maybe gnome will follow suit. --Indigo (talk) 13:49, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Touchscreen scrolling and kcm-pointing devices-git

On the wiki page for libinput, it recommends installing kcm-pointing-devices-git for Plasma 5. However, this entails installing various dependencies including libxcb-git and xcb-proto-git. libxcb-git is marked as being out-of-date, and xcb-proto-git conflicts with the current xcb-proto.

I am not sure I want to install the required dependencies, for various reasons, but mainly because I am not at all sure it would even help to solve the issue I am concerned with: to enable scrolling on my ELAN touchscreen.

Can anyone comment on this issue?

Nfs (talk) 17:19, 29 December 2016 (UTC)