[PATCH v2 0/3] xfree86: Configure input devices by attributes

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Sat Nov 28 21:23:51 PST 2009

On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:00:58 -0800, Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> These patches add support in xorg.conf to apply input configuration to a
> class of devices by attribute. The idea is to offer similar property
> matching capabilities to the hal fdi system. Moving the configuration
> back into the ddx means that some day we can stop doing it from the
> config backend and asking users to adjust to it.

One advantage that HAL provided was that you could create per-device
files. This makes shipping device support a lot easier for
distributions. How can we map that useful idea into the xorg.conf world?
Should xorg.conf be loading input device options from an external file
somewhere? What syntax would we use?

Given that HAL is going away, we'll clearly need something though, and
this looks like a promising direction to me.

keith.packard at intel.com
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