evdev devices in xorg.conf

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue May 3 22:54:23 PDT 2011

On Tue, May  3, 2011 at 17:30:06 +0200, Zoltan Szecsei wrote:

> I'm setting up 3 seat multiseat (I use it in my company) but getting
> things embedded down on 1 seat, then I will add the other two.
> I took "Device" setting out, and tried to use "Phys" instead, as I
> wondered if /dev/input/event3 would remain event 3 if evdev was
> wavering for some reason.

No, you can't rely on these remaining stable.  You might want to use the
/dev/input/by-path/ symlinks instead, which (I think) won't change
randomly.  And either disable AutoAddDevices or set the GrabDevice
option to avoid duplicated events.


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