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Old 05-11-2016, 08:02 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ferrari View Post
@dwnthk: The OP is not complaining about a disabled touchpad. It is working, but without all the features that the synaptics driver provides.
Ooop... sorry. Then I can't help at all. Good luck dude.

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Old 05-12-2016, 02:14 AM   #17
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[SOLVED] No synaptics properties on device 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad'

Hi all,

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Instead, you are getting the following libinput driver being used (hance more basic functionality)
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(II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad'
I'm not sure about the cause though.
Thanks for that important piece of info. I consequently found this http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...&goto=newpost/ and simply uninstalled xserver-xorg-input-libinput, rebooted and synaptics loaded and works again. No errors running synclient either. All is well.

Thanks to ondoho and ferrari for all your help in all this.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 02:29 AM   #18
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Glad to have been of help, and happy that it is now working with the synaptics driver. I've learned something too. There seems to be a move towards using libinput (in development) over synaptics where it exists it would seem. I've read a couple of Fedora threads and developer discussions describing similar, but hadn't quite connected the dots myself.

I just assumed that your touchpad was not being considered as synaptics compatible. This may help others too.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 03:09 AM   #19
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Of interest...

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-Libinput-Xorg
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme...tter_than_you/
https://events.opensuse.org/conferen...m/proposal/646

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