I’d like to ask a way to enable touchpad tapping permanently in gnome. I have installed gsynaptics, it starts up with gnome, but every time I log in, I need to go to Control Center->touchpad and enable tapping manually. In openSUSE 11.3 the default behavior was that if you enabled once, it remains so.
Also it would be great that tapping to be enabled by default ( like in Ubuntu ), because not everybody knows how to enable it.
Never mind, I found that not gsynaptics is the way to go. The right config option is in the mouse configuration in control center. However, if you put
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "TapButton2" "2"
Option "TapButton3" "3"
in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf in the touchpad section, U get tapping right at the login and right and middle click by tapping with 2 and 3 fingers.
All this information from https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics ( ArchWiki is great !!! )
The issue I think is that, if you have the relevant synaptics package enabled in KDE or Gnome, you get touch tapping once the desktop is loaded but you don’t get it at the login screen. An earlier thread pointed out that adding the first option to synaptics.conf will do the trick. The desktop configuration utilities then give you much more sensitive control of your touchpad once the desktop is loaded…