X.Org Server 1.19.1 For Testing On Arch, Libinput X.Org Driver To Be Used By Default
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org on 14 January 2017 at 04:17 PM EST. 28 Comments
X.ORG --
Arch Linux fans can now find this week's X.Org Server 1.19.1 available from the extra repository plus other pending X.Org changes.

Besides getting X.Org Server 1.19.1, Arch Linux is also making xf86-input-libinput the default input driver while the Synaptics, Evdev, and Wacom X.Org drivers will continue to be available for those interested in using them.

Additionally, a range of older X.Org DDX drivers are essentially being deprecated and being punted off to AUR: xf86-input-joystick, xf86-input-acecad, xf86-video-apm, xf86-video-ark, xf86-video-chips, xf86-video-glint, xf86-video-i128, xf86-video-i740, xf86-video-mach64, xf86-video-neomagic, xf86-video-nv, xf86-video-r128, xf86-video-rendition, xf86-video-s3, xf86-video-s3virge, xf86-video-savage, xf86-video-siliconmotion, xf86-video-sis, xf86-video-tdfx, xf86-video-trident, and xf86-video-tseng.

These latest X.Org changes for the rolling-release Arch Linux distribution were announced today on ArchLinux.org.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com 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 OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week