I upgraded my Fedora notebook to Fedora 22 yesterday. With that, synclient stopped working:
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?
xinput list shows:
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=12 [slave pointer (2)] […]
Is this a configuration issue on my side (I am using the
awesome window manager running under X11 as far as I can tell (not sure if Fedora does some implicit magic since they introduced wayland in some parts with the 22 release)) or does this look like a distribution bug?
If it is a configuration issue on my side, how can I fix it?
This also happens on Debian and a lot of other newer systems; for the why, see the answer.