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Fedora 26 Linux to Retire the Synaptics Driver for a Better Touchpad Experience

The new change proposal is about the retirement of the synaptics X11 driver, which is provided by the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics package. It appears that to offer users a better touchpad experience, Fedora Project’s development team have decided to remove xorg-x11-drv-synaptics from the default install of the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux operating systems, due for release in June 2017. Since Fedora 22 Linux, the xorg-x11-drv-synaptics package was superseded by the xorg-x11-drv-libinput one, which some say that it offers a much better touchpad experience. However, many other users are still preferring the former over the latter, so the system-wide change proposed to land in Fedora 26 should make it easier to install xorg-x11-drv-synaptics.