Libinput now enabled as default xorg driver for F-22 workstation installs

Vít Ondruch vondruch at
Tue Feb 24 09:12:07 UTC 2015

Dne 23.2.2015 v 13:43 Hans de Goede napsal(a):
> Hi,
> On 23-02-15 13:39, Vít Ondruch wrote:
>> Dne 23.2.2015 v 13:32 Hans de Goede napsal(a):
>>> Hi All,
>>> As described here:
>>> We've been working on making xorg-x11-drv-libinput the default input
>>> driver for the Xorg xserver under Fedora 22. All the necessary changes
>>> for this are in place for the GNOME and KDE desktops. So starting with
>>> the next Fedora 22 compose new Fedora 22 Workstation installations
>>> will be using xorg-x11-drv-libinput instead of the -evdev and
>>> -synaptics drivers.
>>> For existing installations the move to libinput will not happen
>>> automatically, as  we have not added a hard dependency on
>>> xorg-x11-drv-libinput so the XFCE, LXDE, etc. spins can keep using the
>>> old drivers until they have adopted their mouse/touchpad configuration
>>> settings tools to also work with xorg-x11-drv-libinput.
>>> If you're running F-22 with GNOME or KDE, please do the following to
>>> switch to the new driver:
>>> "sudo dnf install xorg-x11-drv-libinput"
>> Is it correct to assume that for GNOME and KDE, you can follow with:
>> "sudo dnf remove xorg-x11-drv-{evdev,synaptics}"
>> I did that and everything seems to work just fine.
> Yes that is correct.
>> Also, I can't see such change reflected in comps (yet?).
> Right, I've just asked Kalev Lember to make the relevant changes
> for the Workstation product about 10 minutes ago, so this will show up
> in comps soon.
> Regards,
> Hans

This is suboptimal IMO. Shouldn't libinput go into base-x or
critical-path-gnome and have {evdev,synaptics} on all the remaining
places? This way everybody will get synaptics and evdev although they
are not used. They keep to consume some space on LiveCD as well.


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