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

On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 10:51:55PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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.

Ok. Checking in code is obviously also a good way to get it discussed :).

> > 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).

And is it part of base, and sure to be run if the user does a clean install
and chose the X task in tasksel ? 


Sven Luther

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