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xf86-input-libinput - a libinput-based X driver

The official repository for this driver is

This is an X driver based on libinput. It is a thin wrapper around libinput, so while it does provide all features that libinput supports it does little beyond.

WARNING: misconfiguration of an X input driver may leave you without usable input devices in your X session. Use with caution.


To build, you'll need the X.Org X server SDK (check your distribution for a xorg-x11-server-devel package or similar) and libinput (check your distribution for libinput-devel or similar).

To get libinput from source, see:

To build the X server from source:


To build this driver:

autoreconf -vif
./configure --prefix=$HOME/build
make && make install

Note that this assumes the same prefix as used in "Building the X Window System" above, adjust as required. If you want a system install, use a prefix of /usr.

Install the default configuration file:

cp conf/99-libinput.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

This will assign this driver to all devices. Use with caution.


Bugs in libinput go to the "libinput" component of wayland:

Bugs in this driver go to the "Input/libinput" component of xorg:

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