input-hotplug mice issue
daniel at fooishbar.org
Mon Jun 4 02:58:15 PDT 2007
On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 11:43:30AM +0200, Dawid Wróbel wrote:
> I have recently began testing the new 1.3 xserver and have
> an hotplug issue regarding 3rd button support.
> Is it normal that although I have 3 different pointers
> (touchpad, stick, bt mouse), the xserver recognizes just one
> (/dev/input/mice)? Thing is, that it is probably the cause of the
> aforementioned 3rd button problem - my touchpad and stick have only 2
> buttons and 3rd button emulation doesn't work for them. However at
> the same time the BT mouse's 3rd physical button works just fine.
> The excerpt from the Xorg.log tells a bit more:
> (WW) <default pointer>: No Device specified, looking for one...
> Especially the last line seems to be quite interesting.
> Also note, that each pointer has its own and
> separate /dev/input/mouseX, i.e. mouse1 - stick, mouse2 - touchpad,
> mouse3 - bt mouse. Therefore why can't xorg detect each
> pointer separately and configure accordingly, instead of just picking up
> the unified /dev/input/mice pointer?
Either you can run a hotplug client (respeclaration, or the Python one
floating around whose name eludes me), or wait until I merge HAL
support, at which point this happens automatically. You need Option
"AllowEmptyInput" to do this, to prevent /dev/input/mice from being
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