Is there a way to enable tap to click for the Thinkpad trackpoint using systemd in 15.04? I know sensitivity can be adjusted, but I have not seen a way to enable tap to click. There's instructions here on how to adjust sensitivity under systemd:

Increase Trackpoint Sensititvity with SystemD (Ubuntu 15.04 or later)

I've not found out how to enable tap to click though

  • Closers, this is a bug?
    – A.B.
    Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 18:29
  • me too. toshiba satellite notebook and cannot figure out how to enable tap to click in 14.04 and 15.04 Commented Apr 30, 2015 at 8:37

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As per http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint#Configuration_using_sysfs, on my X200 (which has no touchpad) with Ubuntu 16.04, I used sudu -i to become superuser, then echo -n 1 > /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/press_to_select to turn it on and now it works, though it's a little more sensitive than I might like so it'll take some getting used to. Thinkpads with a touchpad will have a slightly different path in the command, see the link. Also in the link is info on making the change permanent, if desired.

Edit: Found the related https://askubuntu.com/a/761504/392539, which happens to include a possibly simpler way to make this permanent (along with other trackpoint settings), but haven't tried it myself.

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