Libinput X.Org Driver Updated For X.Org Server 1.19

Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 30 September 2016 at 06:32 AM EDT. 7 Comments
Peter Hutterer has announced the release of a new version of xf86-input-libinput, the X.Org DDX driver that makes use of libinput for input handling on the X.Org Server.

The most prominent change is that xf86-input-libinput 0.20 is now fixed up for properly dealing with input threads in X.Org Server 1.19 rather than the old SIGIO code path. X.Org Server 1.19 is expected for release next month and one of its big feature adds is the threaded input support that's been a long time coming.

The xf86-input-libinput 0.20 release also has tablet pad support, support for the rotation configuration, support for configurable tap button mapping, exposing tablet pad modes as properties, and a wide range of fixes and other minor improvements.

More details on xf86-input-libinput 0.20 at xorg-announce.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week