Problems with evdev driver for keyboard
mail at sphinx.net.ru
Wed Dec 26 03:58:36 PST 2007
Dmitry Dzhus <mail at sphinx.net.ru> writes:
> I've updated my evdev to 1.2 version. The configuration broke as evdev'd
> advanced device matching (using vendor or product name fields) support
> was deleted  (I don't know why, that was such a cool feature) so I
> had to switch to dirty config using plain `"Device"` option:
I guess I've definitely missed some really serious stuff introduced in
xorg 1.4 and evdev 1.2. Seems like now HAL should be used to configure
my keyboard, and it looks like a way more flexible solution than
globbing features which used to be built in the evdev driver. It's a
pity `evdev(4x)` documentation is way behind the actual code.
I also wonder if HAL dependency will affect the portability of X server
(and the whole X infrastructure).
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