I'm trying to configure my touchpad by adding options in a the newly created file
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. The file looks like this:
Section "InputClass" Identifier "enable HorizTwoFingerScroll" MatchDriver "synaptics" Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "1" EndSection
however, this change does not seem to be accepted after a reboot. Using
synclient -l reveals
HorizTwoFingerScroll is still set to
Setting the value via
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll 1 makes it work, but after restarting the value is reset again.
I already deactivated the gnome settings deamon via
dconf-editor, because I thought that might be the problem, but that did not make any difference.
Another strange thing is that the touchpad is not recognized by the system
sudo evtest or
xinput shows that there is an unknown device. This is the output of
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ UNKNOWN id=11 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=9 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=10 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ HD WebCam id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Acer WMI hotkeys id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]
xinput --list-props 11 shows that this is indeed a synaptics touchpad. Output:
Device ' UNKNOWN': Device Enabled (137): 1 --- lots of Synaptics Options --- Device Product ID (257): 1739, 10608 Device Node (258): "/dev/input/event13"
The only thing that works is adding
synclient HorizTwoFingerScroll 1 as startup application, but thats not how I want it to be solved. And I don't want to add a startup application for every option I'd like to set. Using the file
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf seems like the best way.
Now my question is: What do I need to do in order to make my changes in this file be accepted?
My Kernel version is