Mouse recognition on reconnecting using evdev

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Fri Nov 14 11:14:49 PST 2008

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 10:59 AM, pk <peterk2 at> wrote:
> Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Matija Šuklje <matija.suklje at> wrote:
>>> Dne petek 14. novembra 2008 je Peter Hutterer napisal(a):
>>>> devices configured in the xorg.conf are not hotplug-capable.
>>> So the proper way would be to migrate the whole InputDevice mouse section to
>>> an .fdi file for HAL to handle?
>> Yep. The wave of the future is not to have any InputDevice sections in
>> xorg.conf. Peter wrote about this pretty extensively on his blog:
> So does this mean HAL (and DBUS) will become a dependency for future
> Xorg updates?

It does if you want input hotplugging. If you don't care about that,
you can --disable-config-hal and just use xorg.conf. I don't think
that's going away, but I imagine most modern systems want input


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