evdev-1.2.0 / hal-0.5.10 combo broken?
dberkholz at gentoo.org
Fri Jan 18 21:32:48 PST 2008
On 15:15 Sat 19 Jan , Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 11:06:24AM +0100, Sascha Hlusiak wrote:
> > After adding the (in current stable) undocumented Option
> > "AllowEmptyInput" "true", X-Server will stop adding default mouse
> > and keyboard and you can live with a hal-only setup. To most users I
> > recommend adding the (in current stable) undocumented Option
> > "AutoAddDevices" to stop that conflict that both hal AND xorg-server
> > add input devices which is probably not what users wants. I'd like
> > to see AllowEmptyInput to be a default and to have an opt-out
> > instead of an opt-in that nobody knows about but is needed to make
> > things work right. The default behaviour is not good in my eyes.
> I agree, the default should be AutoAddDevices, AutoEnableDevices, and
> AllowEmptyInput. I'd recommend distributions make these the default.
If so, why aren't they all the upstream defaults?
> > Gentoo Hal adds the touchpad with the evdev driver instead of the
> > synaptics driver, making the touchpad report absolute coordinates
> > instead of relative. This is rather a hal or gentoo bug than xorg.
> > To achieve this, the user needs to be a hal fdi policy ninja to stop
> > hal from adding touchpads or he just completely disables adding
> > devices by xorg.
> If you have any patches to the FDI, I promise to do the work to get
> them accepted by HAL.
The latest hal ebuild (0.5.10-r1, gentopia overlay) installs a few
example FDIs and a script to migrate xorg.conf XKB settings to an FDI.
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