Commit ed17f8b6 authored by Peter Hutterer's avatar Peter Hutterer

doc: add a FAQ regarding "please add a configuration option"

Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer's avatarPeter Hutterer <>
(cherry picked from commit c67b74b4)
parent 15e40a42
......@@ -125,6 +125,20 @@ Changes performed by xinput do not persist across device hotplugs. xinput is
considered a debugging and testing tool only and should not be used for
permanent configurations.
@section faq_configuration Can you add a configuration option for $FEATURE?
No. At least that's going to be the initial answer. Read <a
libinput doesn't have a lot of configuration options</a> first.
Configuration options for most features are a signal that we are incapable
of handling it correctly. To get to that point, we want to be sure we're
truly incapable of doing so. libinput has several features that
are handled automatically (and correctly) that users wanted to have
configuration options for initially.
So the answer to this question will almost always be 'no'. A configuration
option is, in most cases, a cop-out.
@section faq_synclient Why don't synclient and syndaemon work with libinput?
Synclient and syndaemon rely on X input device properties that are specific
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