How to switch to Synaptics

Hi There,

So, I was using Fedora 31 on KDE spin for a little while, and I installed Synaptics for the touchpad, and when I finally tuned the setings, it worked really nice.

Now I went back to Gnome, an when I installed Synaptics again (new system install) I do not get the system settings that I got on KDE, even thou I installed the same packages, I still get the same Gnome settings for the touchpad.

So is there some other packages that I am missing? or synaptics behave different on every DE ?.


This is a Xorg driver. Its settings only related to Xorg-sessions. Gnome uses Wayland by default. But your can try out Gnome’s Xorg-session:

# proof:
dnf search synaptic
Last metadata expiration check: 3:02:17 ago on Fri 31 Jan 2020 05:38:06 PM +07.
======================== Name & Summary Matched: synaptic ========================
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-devel.i686 : Xorg X11 synaptics input driver
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-devel.x86_64 : Xorg X11 synaptics input driver
xorg-x11-drv-synaptics-legacy.x86_64 : Xorg X11 synaptics input driver

(Red Hat (IBM™) is abandoned Xorg, because this is the time for “something completely different”.)

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OMG! so obvious, I did not think of that !!! hahaha,

anyway, I switched to Xorg and now I have zero settings for touchpad, it disappeared ! haha , I mean the touchpad works, but there are no settings for it. not on Xorg; which is even weirder,

So thanks, now I know what I am dealing with.


Naive relative! Don’t your thouhgt that KDE’ll allow your to go away so easily!? Or that Gnome’ll just stay around and wait for your return, huh?

lol indeed, maybe it is time to do some desktop hopping, see what I find.

You seem to continuously be bashing Fedora in a slight of mind way. If you don’t like Fedora, why are you here?

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Show your love to Fedora and help TS out with Grubby, as your promised:

I’m deed.  “Read the man!  It’s rather huge, and actually, TS’d asked for a ready solution, step-by-step.  Or just reinstall it!” – your being silly.