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I am a bit new to arch linux and am having trouble getting tap to click to work. I am not completely sure how the stuff works so I am going to tell you what I did. Firstly, after the basic arch install I installed Gnome and enabled gdm with systemctl. I have xorg, synaptics and libinput installed and have edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ file and it looks like this:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    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

When I type sudo startx X starts but I get three white terminal windows and my pc freezes. Do you guys know what I am doing wrong?

Thank you for your time!

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    Uninstall xf86-input-synaptics and don't start X with elevated privileges... – jasonwryan Jul 14 '16 at 22:37
  • Or remove the xorg.conf section (xorg can detect it pretty well), keep xf86-input-synaptics and add the options and use synclient in .xinitrc to set the options. – grochmal Jul 15 '16 at 0:02
  • When I run synclient in the console it tells me that no synaptics driver was loaded. I tried putting it in .xinitrc but nothing happened. – A.Hristov Jul 15 '16 at 6:45

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