Hal-based input device discovery on xserver 1.4

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Nov 1 13:43:25 PDT 2007

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 02:28:55PM +0300, Markku Vire wrote:
> New X-server 1.4 optionally uses hal to detect input devices. The
> devices that advertise "input.keys", "input.keyboard" or "input.mouse"
> are accepted for further checks, other type of input devices are skipped
> automatically.
> New HAL introduces "input.touchpad" capability as well, which is used
> for touchscreens, for example. See
> http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=hal.git;a=commit;h=b44cc7ffc6a8cf38c5e80d5f00885a4aae3876be
> I think X-server should treat these kind of devices as input devices as
> well. I have attached a patch that implements this change.

I've merged the patch, thanks.  Don't suppose you know off the top of
your head how to establish if a pointing device is supposed to be
absolute or not?

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