Input device design (3)

Jim Gettys jg at
Wed Aug 31 07:41:59 PDT 2005

X is not the only client of input devices: sometimes games want to be in
control, sometimes other stand alone applications.  Second guessing what
people want/need to do with all sorts of input devices isn't a good

So getting the plumbing decisions out of the X server is the intent.
Some systems lack hot plug entirely; they can use a static configuration
system, but let's make it external to the X server this time.
				- Jim
> It's unclear to me what your problem is, exactly.  Is it
> getting/handling hotplug events, or is it the routing decisions (as is
> this mouse goes to this server only, or this keyboard uses this
> keymap) ?  These are two different and somewhat orthogonal problems.
>   OG.
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