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xf86-input-synaptics and ThinkPad T440s touchpad

Hello everyone!
After the upgrading of the Arch Linux packages on my Lenovo ThinkPad T440s the touchpad did’t work as before. That was due to xf86-input-synaptics fault!
For a better understanding, I could not use two finger to copy/paste anymore and in order to left click I needed to push down all the touchpad!

The package is under maintenace, but I needed a working machine to carry on my open projects, so I modified my configuration file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf (renamed by the upgrade from 50-synaptics.conf) adding the follow lines:

      Option "TapButton1" "1"
      Option "TapButton2" "2"
      Option "TapButton3" "3"

You can find the patch and the pre-upgrade/post-upgrade configuration files here.

Hope will be useful for somebody else!! GWH!
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Published by Daniele Dalla Torre

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