Herve at lucidia.net
Thu Dec 14 18:33:36 UTC 2006
On 12/14/06, Art Alexion <art.alexion at verizon.net> 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 X.org 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.
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