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Re: synaptics vs libinput and GNOME 3.20 no longer supporting synaptics


On Mon, 11 Jul 2016, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> On 11/07/16 16:34, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > The best solution would be to have gnome-control-center handle properly
> > synaptics-managed touchpads but I don't think that upstream developers are
> > very open to that idea given that they have dropped the support on
> > purpose.
> > 
> > What do you think?
> We thought about backporting synaptics support back for Stretch, to give more
> time to libinput to mature and to other DEs to add support for it. Not sure how
> much work that would be though.

Ok, let's try to convince upstream then, I filed this:

Feel free to expand if I forgot some important point.

> The other good option I can think of is to make GNOME prefer libinput by passing
> some options to X through gdm. No idea how feasible that is.

It would still break KDE or XFCE started by gdm then.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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