xorg.conf.d - InputClass feature request

Alberto Milone alberto.milone at canonical.com
Sat Jan 2 03:29:54 PST 2010

On Saturday 02 Jan 2010 12:22:18 you wrote:
> On Sat, Jan  2, 2010 at 12:03:24 +0100, Alberto Milone wrote:
> > Touchpads don't expose enough information about themselves in the kernel
> > (i.e. vendor, product and name are still too generic for quirks),
> > therefore I use udev to get the system name from
> > /sys/class/dmi/id/product_name and apply the quirks only for certain
> > laptop/netbook models.
> The kernel has the dmi information though.  Why can't you use it there?
> Cheers,
> Julien

Hi Julien,

I can't do it in the kernel because the options I'm interested in (which I 
developed) work only when post-processing touchpad movements in the X driver. 

For most touchpads there's no need to do so but in some cases (because of very 
"peculiar" hardware design) this is the only solution (or workaround).


Alberto Milone
Sustaining Engineer (system)
Foundations Team
Canonical OEM Services

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