Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

  1. #1

    Default Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Hi everyone!

    I'm opening a thread to report an irritating issue I've been facing since yesterday. I believe this behaviour appeared after I ran a dist-upgrade yesterday in the afternoon, during which lots of packages were updated (Gnome 3.28, Linux 4.15.8-1 etc.). The problem is quite simple: my laptop's trackpad's right and middle buttons now behave like the left one, making it almost impossible to fully use my laptop without the help of an external mouse. The laptop is an Asus X556UV, the system is openSUSE Tumbleweed with Gnome; the problem occurs both when using Wayland and Xorg, and both when using Linux 4.15.8 and 4.15.7.
    Has anyone got any advice?
    Let me know if you need me to provide more details about the issue.
    Thank you in advance for your attention!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Groningen, Netherlands
    Posts
    20,925
    Blog Entries
    14

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    And nothing you can change about this in gnome-settings ?
    ° Appreciate my reply? Click the star and let me know why.

    ° Perfection is not gonna happen. No way.

    http://en.opensuse.org/User:Knurpht
    http://nl.opensuse.org/Gebruiker:Knurpht

  3. #3

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    And nothing you can change about this in gnome-settings ?
    Nope. In Gnome's Control Center, in the Mouse & Trackpad section, the utility that lets me test the trackpad's/mouse's settings shows that the left, middle and right clicks are all detected as "primary buttons" when I press them.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    23,704
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    A bug report is probably required, but first you could demonstrate the issue by capturing the button events generated with...
    Code:
    sudo libinput-debug-events
    Also what does the following command report about your trackpad device?
    Code:
    libinput-list-devices
    (ignore the other device output blocks)

  5. #5

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    A bug report is probably required, but first you could demonstrate the issue by capturing the button events generated with...
    Code:
    sudo libinput-debug-events
    Also what does the following command report about your trackpad device?
    Code:
    libinput-list-devices
    (ignore the other device output blocks)
    When pressing the left, middle and right buttons (in this exact sequence) of the touchpad, the events shown are
    Code:
    # libinput-debug-events
    
    ...
    -event17  POINTER_BUTTON    +2.83s    BTN_LEFT (272) pressed, seat count: 1
     event17  POINTER_BUTTON    +2.98s    BTN_LEFT (272) released, seat count: 0
     event17  POINTER_BUTTON    +4.18s    BTN_MIDDLE (274) pressed, seat count: 1
     event17  POINTER_BUTTON    +4.30s    BTN_MIDDLE (274) released, seat count: 0
     event17  POINTER_BUTTON    +7.03s    BTN_RIGHT (273) pressed, seat count: 1
     event17  POINTER_BUTTON    +7.20s    BTN_RIGHT (273) released, seat count: 0
    ...
    While when pressing the right, left and middle buttons (in this exact sequence) of my mouse, the events shown are
    Code:
    -event4   POINTER_BUTTON   +15.97s    BTN_RIGHT (273) pressed, seat count: 1
     event4   POINTER_BUTTON   +16.19s    BTN_RIGHT (273) released, seat count: 0
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.76s     -0.31/ -0.31
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.77s     -0.84/  0.00
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.77s     -1.00/ -1.00
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.78s     -1.00/  0.00
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.79s     -2.00/ -1.00
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.81s     -1.00/ -1.00
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +16.82s     -1.00/  0.00
     event4   POINTER_BUTTON   +17.34s    BTN_LEFT (272) pressed, seat count: 1
     event4   POINTER_BUTTON   +17.52s    BTN_LEFT (272) released, seat count: 0
     event4   POINTER_MOTION   +18.98s      0.00/ -0.83
     event4   POINTER_BUTTON   +18.98s    BTN_MIDDLE (274) pressed, seat count: 1
    libinput-debug-events event4   POINTER_BUTTON   +19.18s    BTN_MIDDLE (274) released, seat count: 0
    Code:
    # libinput-list-devices
    
    ...
    Device:           Elan Touchpad
    Kernel:           /dev/input/event17
    Group:            8
    Seat:             seat0, default
    Size:             97x64mm
    Capabilities:     pointer gesture
    Tap-to-click:     disabled
    Tap-and-drag:     enabled
    Tap drag lock:    disabled
    Left-handed:      disabled
    Nat.scrolling:    disabled
    Middle emulation: disabled
    Calibration:      n/a
    Scroll methods:   *two-finger edge 
    Click methods:    *button-areas clickfinger 
    Disable-w-typing: enabled
    Accel profiles:   none
    Rotation:         n/a
    ...

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    23,704
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Ok, that checks out as expected. It must be a Gnome-specific issue then.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    23,704
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Try creating a new user, and login to that account. Any difference with the button behaviour?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    23,704
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Also, what is reported by the following?
    Code:
    gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad
    Code:
    gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 18-Mar-2018 at 15:00.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Ok, that checks out as expected. It must be a Gnome-specific issue then.
    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Try creating a new user, and login to that account. Any difference with the button behaviour?
    When using the newly-created user, the problem persists. However, you are right: it must be a Gnome-specific issue, because I logged into an IceWM session (with my usual, "old" user account) and the touchpad buttons worked as expected.

    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    Also, what is reported by the following?
    Code:
    gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad
    Code:
    gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse
    Code:
    # gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad
    
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad send-events 'enabled'
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad natural-scroll true
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad tap-to-click true
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad two-finger-scrolling-enabled true
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad left-handed 'mouse'
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad click-method 'fingers'
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad speed 0.0
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad tap-and-drag true
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad edge-scrolling-enabled false
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.touchpad disable-while-typing true
    Code:
    # gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse
    
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse natural-scroll false
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse speed 0.0
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse accel-profile 'default'
    org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.mouse left-handed false

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    23,704
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Trackpad issue: right & middle clicks detected as left

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomoms View Post
    When using the newly-created user, the problem persists. However, you are right: it must be a Gnome-specific issue, because I logged into an IceWM session (with my usual, "old" user account) and the touchpad buttons worked as expected.
    Time to report as a bug IMHO.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •