Wacom config hacks (was: An example of how things should *not* be done)

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 16:38:56 UTC 2008

>  The problem in this case is that there's no record of the discussion in
>  question. Upstream asked for more information about the issue over a
>  year ago, and it's clear that it's a gdm bug (I've changed the state of
>  #83860, since there *wasn't* a fix released in gdm). Instead of fixing
>  the problem, it was worked around in a way that reduces the
>  functionality of the distribution. There's no record of why this
>  decision was made, especially since upstream seem to be on record as
>  being willing to fix it.

So if I understand this correctly, instead of trying to help Bryce and
other xorg programmers fix the real problem (plug and play input
devices in xorg) we're just throwing the issue around and mitigating

I'd like my wacom tablet to work, I'd also like not to have X warnings
about it not being plugged in. I'd also like my tablet to work as soon
as  I plug it in and not have to restart X every time to get none
mouse functionality.

Is there a ticket for this specific bug instead of the symptoms.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list