3.19.x on xenial - out of date Ephy/Webkit and touchpad settings b0rked

Michael Gratton mike at vee.net
Thu Mar 3 03:59:53 UTC 2016

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 12:36 PM, Michael Gratton <mike at vee.net> wrote:
>>>  Also, the touchpad settings in gnome-control-centre are being 
>>> completely ignored. None of the UI elements relating to the 
>>> touchpad seem to
>>>  have any effect on my Macbook Pro's built-in touchpad, nor my 
>>> external Apple Bluetooth touchpad. Natural scrolling is not getting 
>>> enabled when
>>>  it set to On, Tap-to-click is not enabled when set or On, and 
>>> disabling  the touchpad by setting it to Off does not work either. 
>>> I don't know
>>>  if this is related to the UI refresh or something else, any 
>>> suggestions?
>> I don't have a macbook, but I will take a quick look at this on my 
>> laptop and see if its the same, when I get a chance.
> That would be great, ta!

After a bit of investigation, the problem doesn't occur under X11 when 
using libinput instead of synaptics/evdev as the input driver - 
removing xserver-xorg-input-synaptics and xserver-xorg-input-evdev, 
installing xserver-xorg-input-libinput and restarting my X session 
fixes it.

Since using evdev/synaptics worked fine under Wiley with Mutter 3.18, 
I'm not sure if the problem is with changes to xorg/evdev/synaptics in 
Xenial or a bug in Mutter 3.19.

Any suggestions where I should report the bug?


⊨ Michael Gratton, Percept Wrangler.
⚙ <http://mjog.vee.net/>

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