Strange behaviour

Hervé Fache Herve at
Thu Dec 14 18:33:36 UTC 2006

On 12/14/06, Art Alexion <art.alexion at> wrote:
> Wouldn't the better way be to detect or configure input devices at setup, like
> the setup procedure that sets up the mouse and keyboard.  I don't care if you
> are blind, deaf or fingerless.  Somehow, you have to get the distro
> installed, and whether you do it yourself or with help, the tablet should be
> enabled -- if and only if appropriate -- during installation.
> I can think of a zillion different things that -=someone=- might need, but
> those aren't all installed by default.
> This "just works for everyone" excuse is lame.  (as in lame is not installed
> by default and a lot more people need that.)

Ideally, X should use the kernel auto-detection to add support for any
input. I don't know why these do not play well, but I think future
versions of will fix exactly this, which is probably why no time
was wasted trying to fix a temporary error message (with no other
consequences than confusing some users) in Ubuntu.

Now if someone here wants to try and fix it, they are welcome.
Remember that Ubuntu is a community distro: many developers work in
their free time, for no money. While you would pay MS at least $100
for a bare OS, you just had to download Kubuntu and got loads of
applications up and running in the process.


More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list