[PATCH] Policy: handle `input.touchpad' explicitly
mfwitten at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 19:04:45 PST 2010
On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 2:09 AM, Michael Witten <mfwitten at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:02 AM, Peter Hutterer
> <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
>> What I am not sure about however is the non-linux part, assigning the mouse
>> driver to the touchpad. It's been a while since I had to deal with the
>> driver but I doubt that it handles the touchpad well.
> It does seem reasonable that non-Linux systems rely on
> hardware-specific X11 drivers (as in `synaptics'), so that the `mouse'
> line would be unnecessary (if not incorrect).
> However, I've been doing some reading (skimming), and it appears that,
> say, a synaptics touchpad emulates a standard mouse by default, and
> suggests that the X11 driver be `mouse'.
> Therefore, perhaps it's not such a bad idea to set `mouse' as the
> default X11 driver on non-Linux systems.
Someone please commit the patch unless there is an objection.
Here is the start of the thread:
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