[RFC PATCH] Initial libudev input-hotplug support

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Oct 6 04:32:41 PDT 2009

On Thu, Oct  1, 2009 at 16:40:04 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:
> > I'm happy to remove the x11_options stuff from config/udev.c if there's
> > a way to set options for hotplugged devices from the ddx.  Does driver
> > selection also move to the ddx, leaving only xkb in config/?  Or should
> > we have that in both, and let the ddx override the driver chosen by dix?
> I envisioned that the ddx would entirely be in control of the driver
> since they're typically ddx specific anyway.

As a distro, the nice thing about hal fdi or udev rules is that I can
ship one to enable the evdev driver in the evdev driver package, same
with synaptics, same with vmmouse, etc.  The other options AFAICS are to
hardcode the driver choice in Xorg (but then we'll also need a fallback
to evdev if synaptics isn't installed, and similar headaches), or have
stuff configured in xorg.conf.  So at least for now I think I'll keep
x11_driver in udev.
If your patches go in I can't see any particular reason we'd want to
change options in udev rules at a distro level, though (if the driver
has bad default values, we should fix them there), so I'll remove this
from v2 of my config/udev patch.  Does that sound ok?


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