Synaptics X.Org Driver Reaches Version 1.0.0
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 02 February 2009 at 04:22 PM EST. Add A Comment
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The xf86-input-synaptics driver, which is used as the touch-input driver for many notebooks, has reached version 1.0.0. Worth noting in this release is improved device auto-scaling and support for input device properties. The improved device auto-scaling should give supported touch-pads a more unified feel without needing to do any manual configurations. Should you need to configure your Synaptics touch-pad, the input device properties support makes it possible without having to enable SHM config.

The release announcement for xf86-input-synaptics 1.0.0 can be found on the X.Org mailing list. A new release of the xf86-input-evdev driver has also been announced with a few fixes, which can be read about here.
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