Fedora 19 Update: xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-1.7.1-4.fc19

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2013-13378
2013-07-22 22:58:00
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Name        : xorg-x11-drv-synaptics
Product     : Fedora 19
Version     : 1.7.1
Release     : 4.fc19
URL         : http://www.x.org
Summary     : Xorg X11 Synaptics touchpad input driver
Description :
This is the Synaptics touchpad driver for the X.Org X server. The following
touchpad models are supported:
* Synaptics
* appletouch (Post February 2005 and October 2005 Apple Aluminium Powerbooks)
* Elantech (EeePC)
* bcm5974 (Macbook Air (Jan 2008), Macbook Pro Penryn (Feb 2008), iPhone
  (2007), iPod Touch (2008)

Note that support for appletouch, elantech and bcm5974 requires the respective
kernel module.
A touchpad by default operates in compatibility mode by emulating a standard
mouse. However, by using a dedicated driver, more advanced features of the
touchpad become available.

Features:

    * Movement with adjustable, non-linear acceleration and speed.
    * Button events through short touching of the touchpad ("tapping").
    * Double-Button events through double short touching of the touchpad.
    * Dragging through short touching and holding down the finger on the
      touchpad.
    * Middle and right button events on the upper and lower corner of the
      touchpad.
    * Vertical scrolling (button four and five events) through moving the
      finger on the right side of the touchpad.
    * The up/down button sends button four/five events.
    * Horizontal scrolling (button six and seven events) through moving the
      finger on the lower side of the touchpad.
    * The multi-buttons send button four/five events, and six/seven events for
      horizontal scrolling.
    * Adjustable finger detection.
      Multifinger taps: two finger for middle button and three finger for
      right button events. (Needs hardware support. Not all models implement
      this feature.)
    * Run-time configuration using shared memory. This means you can change
      parameter settings without restarting the X server.

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Update Information:

Fix scaling for absolute devices in relative mode, the previous fix worked fine for tablets but required a quirk for touchpads which affected their behaviour. This fix is the correct one now but requires a synaptics update to avoid double-scaling touchpad coordinates.
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Jul 22 2013 Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at redhat.com> 1.7.1-4
- Disable in-driver coordinate scaling on ABI 19.2, requires
  xorg-x11-server-1.14.2-7.fc19
* Fri Jul 12 2013 Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at redhat.com> 1.7.1-3
- Quieten rpmlint (non-escaped percent sign, tab/spaces mix)
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update xorg-x11-drv-synaptics' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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