[manjaro-dev] the synaptics touchpad driver

Tomasz Przybył fademind at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 10:36:34 CEST 2016

Synaptics driver xf86-input-synaptics is used by ELAN Touchpad and
Synaptics devices.

xf86-input-synaptics can be installed alongside xf86-input-libinput.

For my ELAN touchpad in Manjaro KDE only xf86-input-synaptics activate
properly devices options setup in KDE Systemsettings Touchpad Applet.


W dniu 04.10.2016 o 09:23, kendell clark pisze:
> hi
> Could this maybe be added to mhwd somehow, so that if a user has a
> synaptics touchpad, either USB or built in to their laptop, mhwd would
> remove libinput and install synaptics, or if removing libinput would
> break other things, install the synaptics driver, configuring libinput
> not to work for that mouse? If this is possible, I don't really
> understand how this stuff works. Phil or someone removed the libinput
> xorg driver when I added it, so I'm guessing it isn't needed?
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark
> Bernhard Landauer wrote:
>> Like I've reported a while ago I know the same problem from Deepin,
>> which also still needs synaptics. For those images I always had to
>> edit the shared packages locally, removing libinput and adding
>> synaptics...
>> Am 04. Oktober 2016 08:32:42 MESZ, schrieb kendell clark
>> <coffeekingms at gmail.com>:
>>     hi
>>     I think this is primarily mate. The user who reported said that without
>>     the synaptics driver, he couldn't change settings specific to the
>>     synaptics touchpad in mate's mouse settings.
>>     Thanks
>>     Kendell Clark
>>     Ste74 wrote:
>>         Hi, both gnome and mate are affette of this? I Ask because
>>         gnome drop x86-synaptic since gnome 3.20 Stefano
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