Enable Tap to Click and Other Features in Linux

It should be easy.

If your touchpad is not working

Edit /etc/default/grub to pass kernel parameter (docs):

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="i8042.nopnp=1"

Leave other paramters as is. Generate configuration file as normal and reboot.

Make touchpad more useful

Works for most Synaptics and ALPS touchpads. Requires xf86-input-synaptics.

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    MatchIsTouchpad "on"
        Option "TapButton1" "1"
        Option "TapButton2" "3"
        Option "TapButton3" "2"
        Option "VertTwoFingerScroll" "on"
        Option "HorizTwoFingerScroll" "on"
EndSection

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More info and parameters

Touchpad Synaptics - ArchWiki

libinput - ArchWiki