[ubuntu-x] Xorg input-hotplug blueprint

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Jun 5 11:34:09 BST 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 01:32:48AM +0300, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> On Fri, 30 May 2008, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've written up a first cut at a spec for input-hotplug work to be done
> > for Intrepid.  Comments/edits welcomed!
> >
> >  https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/InputHotplug
> Ok, here are my comments on the spec (could've edited it directly, but 
> wanted to point these out separately so they could be discussed):
> Rationale:
> -TTBOMK runtime device reconfiguration is not possible yet, needs
>   XInput properties (didn't get a confirmation yet)
> Design/Implementation:
> -if we end up hotplugging the keyboards, then we could drop the conffile
>   completely?
> -should console-setup generate & update the fdi-file? (configuring HAL on
>   the fly from the console-setup config didn't seem to work, unfortunately)
> -or maybe patch the server to allow only configuring the default layout
>   etc in the conffile, and still use the hotplugging
> -if hotplugging only !keyboards, maybe leave the keyboard section
>   in the conffile as it is now
> -correction: the mouse protocol is not specified in the current dexconf,
>   the server/kernel defaults to PS/2
> -correction: vmmouse is currently used as the default mouse, so it's not
>   "extra" :) and according to fedora changelogs it doesn't work with i-h
> -AllowEmptyInput; if needed, just patch the server to default to it
> can't tell anything about the configtools at the moment.. barely awake 
> here ;)

Great, thanks, I've updated the spec accordingly.  Please go ahead and
edit it directly for any other changes needed.  Otherwise, I think we
can call it ready to go now.


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