I am on Kali linux and while logging in if I tap on the touchpad it doesn't work. For exapmle, if I want to activate the password field, I need to hard-press my touchpad on the input field.

But after logging into the machine, the touchpad works just fine. Before logging in it doesn't respond only to soft taps. Previously I was on Manjaro linux and I faced the same issue.

I think some process here is responsible for the touchpad to be fully operational and it starts after I log in. So is there any way I can start it during boot time?

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You'll need to create an X.org configuration file to enable touch to tap:

Examples can be found at:



This might work for you, :

$ /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-libinput.conf

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "libinput touchpad catchall"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
    Option "Tapping" "True"
    Driver "libinput"
  • thank you a lot. worked like a charm.
    – f4him
    Commented Jul 12, 2020 at 9:48

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