Manjaro Mouse
#1
I have an original (2019) PBP, and I saw great trackkpad functionality after updating the hardware back on Debian.  Ever since installing Manjaro, the trackpad has just had a mind of its own.  The problem persists when using a USB mouse.  Any idea what might be the problem?  The firmware should stay updated even after reflashing the OS, no?
#2
(04-05-2020, 08:52 AM)cmelcher Wrote: I have an original (2019) PBP, and I saw great trackkpad functionality after updating the hardware back on Debian.  Ever since installing Manjaro, the trackpad has just had a mind of its own.  The problem persists when using a USB mouse.  Any idea what might be the problem?  The firmware should stay updated even after reflashing the OS, no?
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The firmware should stay configured,  but the software controlling the touchpad and mouse is different on various distributions and desktops.  Have you configured the touchpad and mouse after installing Manjaro?    If you search for "touchpad" in applications,  you should be directed to the proper programs (on the kde  desktop it is in systems settings touchpad).  

If you are using your own x-configuration files, or the synaptic driver,  you might want to just go back to the standard Manjaro installation, to make sure you are not getting conflicts.    Also, there has been a recent further mod for the touchpad firmware--

see here https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...2#pid63262.   I found it helpful...


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#3
(04-05-2020, 01:15 PM)belfastraven Wrote:
(04-05-2020, 08:52 AM)cmelcher Wrote: I have an original (2019) PBP, and I saw great trackkpad functionality after updating the hardware back on Debian.  Ever since installing Manjaro, the trackpad has just had a mind of its own.  The problem persists when using a USB mouse.  Any idea what might be the problem?  The firmware should stay updated even after reflashing the OS, no?
[quote pid='63615' dateline='1586098364']
The firmware should stay configured,  but the software controlling the touchpad and mouse is different on various distributions and desktops.  Have you configured the touchpad and mouse after installing Manjaro?    If you search for "touchpad" in applications,  you should be directed to the proper programs (on the kde  desktop it is in systems settings touchpad).  

If you are using your own x-configuration files, or the synaptic driver,  you might want to just go back to the standard Manjaro installation, to make sure you are not getting conflicts.    Also, there has been a recent further mod for the touchpad firmware--

see here https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...2#pid63262.   I found it helpful...

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I saw that, but it requires apt-get (Debian).  Does it also work on Manjaro?  I'm totally new to Manjaro.
#4
(04-05-2020, 01:23 PM)cmelcher Wrote:
(04-05-2020, 01:15 PM)belfastraven Wrote:
(04-05-2020, 08:52 AM)cmelcher Wrote: I have an original (2019) PBP, and I saw great trackkpad functionality after updating the hardware back on Debian.  Ever since installing Manjaro, the trackpad has just had a mind of its own.  The problem persists when using a USB mouse.  Any idea what might be the problem?  The firmware should stay updated even after reflashing the OS, no?
[quote pid='63615' dateline='1586098364']
The firmware should stay configured,  but the software controlling the touchpad and mouse is different on various distributions and desktops.  Have you configured the touchpad and mouse after installing Manjaro?    If you search for "touchpad" in applications,  you should be directed to the proper programs (on the kde  desktop it is in systems settings touchpad).  

If you are using your own x-configuration files, or the synaptic driver,  you might want to just go back to the standard Manjaro installation, to make sure you are not getting conflicts.    Also, there has been a recent further mod for the touchpad firmware--

see here https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?...2#pid63262.   I found it helpful...
I saw that, but it requires apt-get (Debian).  Does it also work on Manjaro?  I'm totally new to Manjaro.
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I know that I initially did steps 1 and 2 from an earlier Manjaro but had to do a bit of fiddling to get things to work.  For step 3, however,  if that is all you need to do,  you should be able to use pacman instead of apt-get,  and I believe the package names are the same.  You can search for the packages from the gui package manager if the names are not the same.   I'm sure you can get help in the Manjaro arm forum, too, if you need it.   I am new to Manjaro, too.
#5
So I just reinstalled Debian.  The mouse works perfectly on Debian.  No problems at all.  It's terrible on Manjaro.  

I've played with all the settings and the mouse just never behaves well on Manjaro - even after changing the trackpad size and installing firmware.  
 
Any thoughts why it works on Debian but not Manjaro?  It's a shame because Manjaro otherwise works better honestly.
#6
I've further narrowed it down. It's likely something in KDE plasma because it doesn't do it in XFCE on Manjaro.


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