Elektrified X.org released (was: X configuration paradigm, and a proposal)

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Tue Nov 30 20:56:54 EET 2004

On Tue, Nov 30, 2004 at 12:43:16PM -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> exported through D-BUS), I should be able to write a daemon, let's call
> it gnome-input-manager, that runs in the desktop session as user davidz.
> This would also allow said daemon to disable the touchpad when I connect
> an external mouse or, for more fun, to disable it around intervals where
> I'm punching the keys. The reason you want this in the desktop session

You pretty much have to. I've got a hotplug video card here for example.
That really ruins the current configuration system. OTOH you have to start
somewhere and if the goal is to unify configuration then you want to let
someone else rewrite X. However as you and Havoc both point out it has
to handle notifiers

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