[PATCH] kdrive: output meaningful error message for HAL devices.

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 15:28:13 PDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 3:09 PM, Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 08:29:38AM -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> wrote:
>> > On Wed, Sep 09, 2009 at 09:31:34AM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>> >> kdrive ignores all devices from hal as they don't have the 'type' option
>> >> set. Instead of "Unrecognised device identifier!" print out "Ignoring
>> >> device from HAL." to indicate that the errors surrounding the device don't
>> >> really matter.
>> >>
>> >> Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
>> >
>> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>
>> >
>> > That being said, if we do actually keep the other KDrive DDXes beyond
>> > 1.7's release, we should actually get around to unifying input device
>> > handling in KDrive.
>> I've got some patches I'm working on that are tangential to this
>> issue, but they do pass the type from HAL. Or, they just set some
>> booleans from the input.keys and input.mouse capabilities. Let me know
>> if you'd like to see them sooner than later when I finish polishing up
>> the other stuff I'm using it for.
> If you want or need them in 1.7, sooner is better.

No, it's pretty late in the game for 1.7 and I think they'll need some
review (and they break the NIDR ABI). This was the InputClass stuff I
mentioned to you a few weeks ago. The code just happens to push some
of the properties out to NIDR.


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