The arguments are layout, model, variant, options and any empty argument is simply ignored in this case model and variant. Note that changes to the system-wide layout will not apply until X is restarted. Well it’s actually this Kernel module: Join our community today! By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. If this snippet is present, any touchpad is assigned the libinput driver. Devices handled by xorg-xdrv-wacom have some special requirements to configuration.

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Complete guide to configuring your touchpad with Linux | Bad GNU/Linux Advice

From ‘man evdev’ Quote:. Libinput From Gentoo Wiki.

Whenever the X server is started, it asks HAL for the list of input devices and adds each of toudhpad with their respective driver. System-wide configuration Read the manual This manual will tell you all the options that are available for the synaptics driver: Are you new to LinuxQuestions. To be honest it looks like none is loaded.

I actually did read through the Changes and Hints, but from my reading of it, I still don’t understand why the synaptics driver didn’t get my touchpad in the first place. Or is my understanding of drivers so off, that this question doesn’t really make sense?


You may match on “eraser” and other tools. Instead, the whole touchpad works as a button. Configuring as mouse [ BB code is On. Org XInput Driver [ For example, Here’s the devices on my Thinkpad laptop: AccelFactor is now 0. The former is for user-specific configuration and the latter provides configurations by the distribution vendors.

linux – Which driver is handling my touchpad? – Unix & Linux Stack Exchange

To match a device, all match lines must apply. The device is a virtual interface, it doesn’t belong to a physical device. The X server essentially treats the collection of configuration files as one big file with entries from xorg. This snipped removes the input. I would like to know how to determine which driver out of those below is handling my touchpad: Thanks for your reply Allend. Other types will be ignored by the server. Tohchpad is quick, simple and absolutely free.

And you’re probably asking yourself, how can this guy be so sure?

Org Foundation” [ The userland software, in this case the synaptics xorg driver, can connect xorg with kernel and user input indirectly by using uinput. Retrieved from ” https: It is important to review changes to the fdi files before restarting the server to ensure that at least some devices are available.


Sign up using Facebook. Most notably, this includes the driver the server should load and the device file to open.

Input device configuration

On my system for example where I’m using Fedora 19 and a Thinkpad with a Synaptic touchpad I have no Kernel driver as well. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. It also allows for additional, user-specific configuration toucnpad. In the past, two-finger scrolling was working without me doing anything to set it up.

What you have showed is the xorg driver, which, per my understanding is totally different from device driver.