[Bug 16616] hal cannot detect input devices

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------- Additional Comments From martin.pitt at ubuntu.com  2006-01-05 18:56 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #22)
> (In reply to comment #21)
> > Matt, Scott, this patch ('udev patch to make input devices readable for hal')
> > would make hal able to read properties of input devices to react to hotpluggable
> > keyboards, and the like. 

> What high-level functionality would this enable?

Nothing too exciting - you can automatically invoke an arbitrary program when
plugging in a tablet, a keyboard, or whatever. There is no default program.

> It seems significantly riskier than any of hal's existing permissions.

I agree. (BTW, you should see the kinky things upstream does with hal now -
that's going to be an interesting diversion by us in the future)

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