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Re: r18868 - in trunk/packages/ddetect: . debian

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 10:10:21PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 03:08:54PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Why should d-i care about the mouse? Shouldn't you be patching X's
> > configuration program?
> Well, this is the modules which will be added to the /etc/modules. I
> understand that it may well be possible that the X installation stuff,
> but i suppose the mouse should be usefull even for gpm or other non-X
> stuff, and having no mouse driver module loaded after the reboot is
> not a nice thing.
> Notice that i asked about this (altough addressed to Kamion) on irc
> before making the change while you where there, so you could have
> remarqued on it before i go forward and implemented this.

If you want to discuss a design decision, this mailing list would be far
better than the transient and overfilled medium of IRC.

> So, if this is not the right place for registering this module for
> future use, what is ? discover, which has trouble handling more than
> one module per pci id ? hotplug ? The X configuration stuff ? i have
> some doubt about Branden accepting this kind of stuff though, unless
> there is a generic module loading mechanism for X, and this doesn't
> solve the case of non-X mouse users.

mdetect seems like clearly the right place. Its package description and
its man page both suggest that gpm could easily be modified to use it
(indeed, mdetect's default behaviour is to produce output suitable for
configuring gpm).


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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