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

Hans de Goede hdegoede at redhat.com
Tue Feb 24 09:16:49 UTC 2015


Hi,

On 24-02-15 10:12, Vít Ondruch wrote:
> 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:
>>>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/LibinputForXorg
>>>>
>>>> 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
>
> https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/comps.git/commit/?id=2d21cf8b49c321574c7bd3f1bc88d595cbbc6217
>
> 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.

This is meant as a transition phase solution and is what has been agreed on for
Fedora 22, which new feature window has just closed. Given that XFCE is getting
libinput ready likely this cycle too, we will very likely make xorg-x11-drv-libinput
a hard dependency for the X-server in F-23, and drop any dependencies on evdev
and synaptics.

Regards,

Hans


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