I want to use KDE (Kubuntu desktop) on my Acer ES1-711 laptop with Ubuntu but I cannot click on anything after I boot. I tried: uninstalling and reinstalling It happens when i use my touchpad(which has no buttons,just touch).Kubuntu desktop is on top of Ubuntu

  • please provide us helpers with an output of inxi -Fxz between code tags. So we can see what hardware "Acer" is about . Also maybe give a typenumber of that Acer. Aug 19, 2019 at 14:05
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    acer es1-711 is my laptop model Aug 19, 2019 at 14:18
  • andri axysto, a few troubleshooting question: 1) Did you install Ubuntu then KDE on top, or did you install Kubuntu kubuntu.org/getkubuntu ? 2) Which version number did you use? 3) Does this happen when you plug a mouse into a USB port? 4) Does this happen if you test with a different flavor of Ubuntu, such as Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, or Lubuntu ubuntu.com/download/flavours ? Please answer by clicking edit; please do not use Add Comment, but instead use edit.
    – K7AAY
    Aug 19, 2019 at 17:52

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The default setting for touchpads on Kubuntu does not allow tapping to be accepted as clicking. Since your touchpad does not have buttons, you'll have to use the keyboard and go to the touchpad settings and enable this function manually.

I'd suggest connecting a mouse temporarily just to enable the setting above and disconnecting it afterwards.

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