Fedora 26 removes the synaptics driver

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Jan Kurik , Red Hat’s Fedora program Manager informed us about a system-wide change on the fedora 26 release.

His proposal is the retirement of synaptics X11 drivers , provided by xorg-x11-dvr-synaptics package. Ferora project’s dev team decided the removal to offer users a better touchpad experience from the default install on Fedora 26 Linux default install that is released in june 2017.

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For users who prefer synaptics instead of libinput can still install it.

Since Fedora 22 Linux, xorg-x11-drv-libinput package superseded the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics  one, for the first one some say that it offers a better touchpad experience. However, a lot of users preferring xorg-x11-drv-synaptics package, so the system-wide change that was proposed by Jan Kurik to land in Fedora 26 should make it easier to install packages like xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.

If the change is made in Fedora 26 release, the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics package package will not be installed after the upgrade, but the fedora devs claim that getting it back if needed will be a lot easier. When you will install it you must assigned it as the prfered driver instead of xorg-x11-drv-libinput.

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