On Mon, 2016-07-11 at 23:51 +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote: > Well, if some KDE/XFCE/etc. packages work only with synaptics and not > with libinput, then we should get those packages updated to depend on > xserver-xorg-input-synaptics, no? I don't know about KDE/XFCE, but in the etc category is LXDE, and it works with both. I'd be surprised if KDE and XFCE didn't work with both too as libinput and synaptics are drivers, and as such are hidden by the X API these window managers use. The surprising thing for me is GNOME evidently isn't using the X API, but instead talking to the driver directly. In my case, the thing that broke when xserver-xorg briefly switched to using libinput instead of synaptics wasn't LXDE, it was me. The reasons are spelled out in the bug that was filed when the change was made: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=822835 Briefly: synaptics is much better touchpad driver than libinput. Libinput treats a touchpad as a mouse. Modern MAC like touchpads are great input devices, but when you strip them of multitouch and gesture recognition they become so unwieldly people give up and plug in a real mouse.
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