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Re: Bug#219163: ITP: synaptic-touchpad -- Synaptics TouchPad driver for XFree86

On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 11:07:41AM +1100, Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 01:58:44PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > That doesn't mean it won't happen, but it should be rare enough that an
> > ad-hoc approach will work.
> Right, but I'm just saying that you'd then have to have
> xfree86-driver-synaptics-input and xfree86-driver-synaptics-graphics, or
> whatever ... a more realistic example is Intel, who seem to be enjoying
> their current i8??G hegemony. Ad-hoc should still, as you say, work.

Yup.  I'm going to gamble that stupidity doesn't prevail.

A risky gamble.  :)

But the worst that can happen is that we end up with packages named as
you indicated:


In practice, different modules are used not just for display drivers,
but for different chipset families.

Anyway, have we beat this horse enough?  :)

G. Branden Robinson                |     Good judgement comes from
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     experience; experience comes from
branden@debian.org                 |     bad judgement.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Fred Brooks

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