As I understand it, the patch simply comments out a few lines. The synaptics driver itself is working as intended but the patch makes it compatible with touchegg. Heres a link to the relevant forum post
on 10/31/2012 – Made popular on 10/31/2012
Recently im getting Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?when I run synclientTouchpad still works but the synaptics driver is apparently not loaded. I have xf86-input-synaptics installed.I can't figure out how to load the synaptics driver.