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sayhello
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how to edit the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf file

Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:41 am

hi there dear community

my notebook (akoya e4254 the touchpad and clickpad mouse is not working at all.


here in this path i have the both files:
see the path; /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

i have

[[email protected] xorg.conf.d]$ ls -l
insgesamt 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 266 24. Jul 23:52 00-keyboard.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 26. Jul 22:38 30-touchpad.conf
[[email protected] xorg.conf.d]$



question:

how could I edit the "on" to the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf file?

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
MatchIsTouchscreen "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Driver "evdev"
EndSection

I have read on a lot of threads about this issue.

If editing this file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf is ok, what is the best method?

1) sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf
2) sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf
3) from files simply follow path to -evdev.conf file and edit and save

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sayhello
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Re: how to edit the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf file

Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:18 pm

by the way - where does this file reside

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Re: how to edit the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf file

Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:23 pm

Is this about 'Debian Stretch with Raspberry Pi Desktop' from https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/r ... i-desktop/ ?

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Re: how to edit the /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf file

Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:33 pm

sayhello wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:41 am
....
1) sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf
This is what I would do. Quickest and easiest.
sayhello wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:41 am
2) sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-evdev.conf
If you have installed gedit then this will work.
Or use leafpad which is already installed

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sudo leafpad   
sayhello wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:41 am
3) from files simply follow path to -evdev.conf file and edit and save
This will not work as sudo must be used to edit any system file.
Use this instead.

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sudo pcmanfm
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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