Please add xserver-xorg-input-synaptics to Lubuntu

Bug #1775201 reported by sudodus on 2018-06-05
This bug affects 1 person
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lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Affects Lubuntu Cosmic.

Previous versions of Lubuntu contain xserver-xorg-input-synaptics that brings synclient and other tools that are useful to manage the touchpad. Please add it to a meta package, for example to lubuntu-desktop (or maybe to lubuntu-core).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.10
Package: lubuntu-desktop 1.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-22.24-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.10-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.394
CurrentDesktop: LXQt
Date: Tue Jun 5 15:02:16 2018
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Alpha amd64 (20180604)
SourcePackage: lubuntu-meta
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Looks to me like upstream is already working on a GUI tool:

It also reveals that you can use `xinput` (which is already there) to do
what needs to be done.

Furthermore, reading a bit deeper into one of the implementations:
one finds that synaptics is not only vendor specific and less general
but also in maintanence mode. Arch, Fedora, and Debian are all
recommending libinput instead of synaptics. That said, this should be
the way forward.

 status wontfix

       @wxl |
C563 CAC5 8BE1 2F22 A49D
68F6 8B57 A48B C4F2 051A

Changed in lubuntu-meta (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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