Backport xserver-xorg-input-synaptics 1.8.1 to 14.04 LTS

Bug #1380218 reported by Stephan Fabel
This bug affects 3 people
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xorg (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Clickpads are a part of a wide range of professional Lenovo Thinkpad machines. The touchpads/clickpads on these laptops do not work well with the synaptics driver version 1.7.x. Since the 14.04 is an LTS version, I do not plan to upgrade to 14.10. I imagine many users of the Lenovo Thinkpad line are in a similar situation.

Since version 1.8.x fixes a lot of these issues, see commit here:

and blog post here:

Please offer 1.8.x as backported package in 14.04.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Christopher M. Peñalver (penalvch) wrote :

Stephan Fabel, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better.

Could you please run the following command once from a terminal by ensuring you have the package xdiagnose installed, and that you click the Yes button for attaching additional debugging information:
apport-collect -p xorg 1380218

When reporting xorg related bugs in the future, please do so via the above method. You can learn more about this functionality at

affects: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics (Ubuntu) → xorg (Ubuntu)
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xorg (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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