[PATCH xserver-xorg-input-mouse] Explain relationship to evdev in the package description
Some sysadmins on Linux may be expecting the X "mouse" driver to get
their mouse to work. Help them out by pointing to the tools they
can use instead:
- xserver-xorg-input-evdev, to allow the X server to make use of
the Linux kernel's event device interface;
- inputattach, to make input devices (e.g., serial mice) that
cannot be easily autodetected visible to the Linux kernel.
Text inspired by the introduction in README.
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <email@example.com>
Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 12:38:16 -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> It would also be nice to document this in the xserver-xorg-input-mouse
>> package description:
> Sounds like a good idea.
How about this?
debian/changelog | 7 +++++++
debian/control | 8 +++++++-
2 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 42342912..adc39fdb 100644
@@ -1,3 +1,10 @@
+xserver-xorg-input-mouse (1:1.7.1-2) UNRELEASED; urgency=low
+ * Describe relationship to xserver-xorg-input-evdev in the long
+ -- Jonathan Nieder <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:09:57 -0500
xserver-xorg-input-mouse (1:1.7.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release:
diff --git a/debian/control b/debian/control
index a40be49a..79e77d65 100644
@@ -26,7 +26,13 @@ Depends:
Description: X.Org X server -- mouse input driver
- This package provides the driver for mouse input devices.
+ This package provides a driver for mouse input devices. It mainly used
+ on non-Linux operating systems such as BSD and Solaris. Most
+ configurations on Linux will use evdev, the kernel's event delivery
+ mechanism, and do not need this package.
+ See the inputattach package if your mouse is not automatically
+ detected by the Linux kernel, for example because it is a serial mouse.
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