How to get Tap To Click back on Debian 10 Buster XFCE Linux install

At this time, 2018-11-24, Buster is Testing.

This can change in the two months before it becomes Stable.

I had written this article on how to get tap to click on Debian 9 about the same time frame, and it worked then.

This does not work on Buster.  When I tried it this morning, rebooted, and was presented with terminal only and a login screen.  Removing the files that I created got me back to where I was.

 

I am doing this on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Version 2, however most thinkpads will be similar.  (sweet machine even if that control strip is evil)

My install of Debian is from the Non-Free tree.

Fortunately this is MUCH easier as of this date.

1) start Terminal

2) sudo su

3) apt update

3) apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics

4) reboot

 

To configure Tap To Click

 

1) Click application menu

2) Settings, Mouse and Touchpad

3) Click the Touchpad link on the Devices page with SynPS/2 Synaptics touchpad selected

4) Click Tap touchpad to click

5) Optionally, select Disable Touchpad While Typing, and move slider down to .5 seconds

6) I also disabled Scrolling Mode

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