Bug#588566: xserver-xorg-input-all: For amd64 should depend on xserver-xorg-input-kbd and xserver-xorg-input-mouse
On 2011-02-25 22:00+0100 Cyril Brulebois wrote:
tag 588566 moreinfo
Julien Cristau <email@example.com> (09/07/2010):
I haven't actually used it, but the package comes with a README,
inputattach for Debian
This package does not include an initscript to initialize your
devices automatically; it isn't possible to adequately control
inputattach as would be required for an initscript.
To automatically attach a serial device to the input layer, the
recommended approach is simply to add the appropriate lines to
/etc/rc.local, or to a local udev rules file. For example, to
configure a Mouse Systems mouse on the first serial port:
* in /etc/rc.local
inputattach --daemon -msc /dev/ttyS0
* or in /etc/udev/010_local.rules
ACTION="add", KERNEL=="ttyS0", RUN+="inputattach --daemon -msc %p"
I'd be interested to know how that works out (I guess you'd use -mman
instead of -msc to reproduce the behaviour from your xorg.conf).
any news about that?
Ultimately, I decided to stick with the legacy approach since that was
working (aside from the dependency issue described by this bug
report), and I didn't want to disrupt a hard-working production system
with a bunch of mouse configuration experiments for special new
software (inputattach) that is specialized for serial devices and
unlikely to be as well tested as the legacy approach.
I do plan to give inputattach a quick try once I move from Debian
Squeeze to Debian testing (probably in 6-12 months after testing has
had a chance to settle down for a while), but if the inputattach
method doesn't work, I will still need to fallback to the legacy
approach at that point.
Of course, this discussion is all just a side issue to my original
bug report on the missing dependency issue for the legacy approach.
Please fix that! Also, please remove the moreinfo tag.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
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