Re: synaptics vs libinput and GNOME 3.20 no longer supporting synaptics
Guus Sliepen writes ("Re: synaptics vs libinput and GNOME 3.20 no longer supporting synaptics"):
> I'm using XFCE, and recently when an apt-get upgrade caused the X server
> to use libinput instead of the synaptics driver, I had a very difficult
> time getting my touchpad configured correctly, in the end causing me to
> move back to the synaptics driver. There are several issues with moving
> from synaptics to libinput:
> 1) The defaults are different. Depending on your touchpad, that might
> make things better or worse. This will cause people to be taken by
> surprise and then they will have to figure out how to configure it with
> the new system.
At the very least I don't think this change should be made to any
People learn how their touchpad works, and they learn to work around
(or how to configure away) whatever things irritate them personally.
We should not be asking people to redo that on upgrades. At least if
they reinstall they maybe have the old install as a reference.
(who uses a home-modified xserver-xorg-input-mtrack)