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

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Mon Mar 2 00:32:02 UTC 2015

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 09:49:48AM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi,
> On 24-02-15 18:34, drago01 wrote:
> >On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at> wrote:
> >>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"
> >>
> >>And let us know if you experience any issues while using the new driver.
> >
> >So we'd have two sets of users ... those who upgraded and those how
> >reinstalled running different drivers for the same hardware?
> Yes, we need to maintain both stacks for a while anyways for e.g. lxde users,
> etc. Given that XFCE now supports libinput too, we could reconsider this
> and make xorg-drv-libinput a hard dep of the X server so that everyone gets
> it, but officially we are past the end of the feature merge window.
> Peter, any thoughts on this ?

not this cycle, IMO. there are some behaviour changes between
evdev/synaptics and libinput. That's fine for a new install, but changing
that on update can be considered a regression for some. At least
for F22 I think we should leave things as is.

It's a lot of new code too, one cycle should help iron out the common bugs.
For F23 dropping evdev and synaptics by default is fine.


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