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

drago01 drago01 at
Mon Mar 2 14:03:06 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 1:32 AM, Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at> wrote:
> 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.

Well going by the workstation PRD:

"Upgrading the system multiple times through the upgrade process
should give *a result that is the same as an original install of
Fedora Workstation*. [...] "

if it is good enough for new installs it is good enough for upgrades.

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