[PATCH] xfree86: tell users to disable AutoAddDevices, not AllowEmptyInput.

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 21:44:49 PST 2009

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 8:43 PM, Peter Hutterer
<peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> Technically, disabling AEI is the right suggestion. AEI off forces the
> server to init the built-in defaults for input devices (or pick the first
> one from the config file). At the same time, hotplugging is still available
> with AEI off.
> Unfortunatly, in the vast majority of cases users want to simply disable
> hotplugging or have a working server while the local HAL configuration is
> broken or missing. Disabling AEI will lead to duplicate events, triple
> keystrokes, etc. once the configuration works again.
> It's not actually required to remove AEI once hotplugging works again,
> though it will in many cases lead to a setup that appears broken.
> Asking users to disable AutoAddDevices instead means those users disable
> hotplugging, can then fix the HAL setup and they _must_ remove the config
> line again to test if hotplugging works again. Which doesn't leave them with
> a broken config once everything is working nice and dandy. Less bugreports,
> everybody wins.
> Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>

That seems like the right thing to do.

Signed-off-by: Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com>

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