Touchpad System Settings Greyed Out

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I have a Lenovo ideapad 320 with RHEL 7.4. The touchpad is working fine but when I try accessing
KDE System Setting -> Input Devices -> Touchpad, all settings are greyed out. I'm basically trying to enable two finger scrolling. Is some sort of driver required to get the settings enabled ? If yes, from where can I download it ?

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Hi Bennet,

Which touchpad device are you using?

If it's Synaptics, check if this file exists /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf. It can be configured manually.

Hi Bennet,

Check which drivers are installed : sudo yum list installed | grep xorg-x11-drv-*
Most certainly the terminal output you receive will be : xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.x86_64

Try alternative input drivers by removing the existing synaptics and installing libinput :

sudo yum remove xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
sudo yum install xorg-x11-drv-libinput

Reboot the operating system afterwards in order to activate the new drivers : sudo reboot

Regards,
Christian