Plasma 5.25 gestures

Hello everyone,

Maybe i am missing something or I am the only one encountering this. But Plasma 5.25 was supposed to be having some wonderful trackpad gestures which i really wanted to try out.

I updated Garuda and can see that i am updated to Plasma5.25 , yet the gestures that appear to be part of its release are not working my end. Tried searching the forum but i could find any help there. So appreciate if anyone can help me understand what I need to do to get it working.

Attached is the screenshot of my machine.

Appreciate your help

Might want to take a look at
I see a few so-called bugs around gesture features...


Please post the terminal/konsole input and output as text (no pictures) from the the following command:


Here you go

λ garuda-inxi
Kernel: 5.18.5-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=e7093835-cc0e-415b-976f-e6d9530747b7 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.1 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro9,2 v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 v: Mac-6F01561E16C75D06
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Apple model: Mac-6F01561E16C75D06 v: MacBookPro9,2
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Apple v: 429. date: 03/18/2022
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 52.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 52.2/62.9 Wh (83.0%)
volts: 12.5 min: 10.9 model: SMP bq20z451 type: Li-ion serial: N/A
status: charging cycles: 264
Info: model: Intel Core i5-3210M bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Ivy Bridge
gen: core 3 built: 2012-15 process: Intel 22nm family: 6
model-id: 0x3A (58) stepping: 9 microcode: 0x21
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 1657 high: 2491 min/max: 1200/3100 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2491 2: 1214 3: 1728
4: 1197 bogomips: 19954
Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
Type: l1tf
mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Vulnerable: No microcode
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Apple driver: i915
v: kernel arch: Gen7 process: Intel 22nm built: 2012-13 ports:
active: LVDS-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3, VGA-1
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Apple FaceTime HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
bus-ID: 1-1.1:3 chip-ID: 05ac:8509 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 338x211mm (13.31x8.31")
s-diag: 398mm (15.69")
Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS1 model: Apple 0x9cc5 built: 2009
res: 1280x800 hz: 60 dpi: 112 gamma: 1.2 size: 290x180mm (11.42x7.09")
diag: 337mm (13.3") ratio: 16:10 modes: 1280x800
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 4000 (IVB GT2)
v: 4.2 Mesa 22.1.2 direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.18.5-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.0 running: no
Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.52 running: yes
Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57765 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: N/A bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 14e4:16b4 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp1s0f0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Broadcom BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n vendor: Apple AirPort Extreme
driver: wl v: kernel modules: bcma pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:4331 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Apple Bluetooth USB Host Controller type: USB driver: btusb
v: 0.8 bus-ID: 2- chip-ID: 05ac:821d class-ID: fe01
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 447.13 GiB used: 51.48 GiB (11.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Maxtor model: Z1 SSD 480GB
size: 447.13 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: C010 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 238.79 GiB size: 238.79 GiB (100.00%)
used: 51.48 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 200 MiB size: 196.9 MiB (98.45%)
used: 8.6 MiB (4.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 238.79 GiB size: 238.79 GiB (100.00%)
used: 51.48 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 238.79 GiB size: 238.79 GiB (100.00%)
used: 51.48 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 238.79 GiB size: 238.79 GiB (100.00%)
used: 51.48 GiB (21.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.53 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 81.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Processes: 263 Uptime: 3h 12m wakeups: 2 Memory: 15.53 GiB
used: 4.76 GiB (30.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical
tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 12.1.0 clang: 13.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1571
lib: 380 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.18
Garuda (2.6.4-1):
System install date:     2022-06-13
Last full system update: 2022-06-22 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

vicky@vicky in ~ took 2s

As always, reboot after update, it’s KDE :wink:


Thank you! It does work.
I guess i need to do it way more slowly than how I am used to on an Apple Macbook gesture to make it work. It's not as fluid but surely a welcome addition to the gesture support.

P.S : I however will stick more to my keyboard shortcuts which is way better :smiley:

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Don’t worry, Plasma 5.25 is a big update and includes few tricks on gestures, they will continue to smooth that out with future releases.


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