Libinput 1.22 Brings More Input Hardware Quirks, New Flat Acceleration Profile

Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 20 November 2022 at 05:18 AM EST. 1 Comment
Libinput 1.22 was released this weekend by José Expósito as the newest version of this widely-used input handling library that is now common to the Linux desktop by both X.Org and Wayland based environments.

Red Hat input expert Peter Hutterer worked out a new flat trackpoint acceleration profile for libinput 1.22. This new flat acceleration profile for trackpoints should make them usable in more instances. With this new acceleration profile Peter explained, "Previously, trackpoints got assigned the normal flat profile which does not accommodate for the trackpoint magic multiplier *and* had a config range that was too small if you take the multiplier into account anyway. Fix this by adding a trackpoint-specific flat accel that has a wider configuration range and takes the magic multiplier into account."

Libinput 1.22 also adds device quirks for more hardware from Lenovo, Acer, Microsoft, and Framework Laptop. The quirks include the likes of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, Lenovo Legion 7, ARM-based Chromebooks, Framework's Intel 12th Gen laptop, and workarounds for other laptops.

Downloads and the complete change-log for libinput 1.22 can be found via Saturday's release announcement.
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