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Bug#169427: xserver-xfree86: not enabling "AllowMouseOpenFail" can cause X fail to have a keyboard if _mouse_ is not plugged in



On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 03:05:09PM +0100, Tomas Pospisek wrote:
> > >    Even better would be if this was _on_ by default in the _xserver_
> > >    itself.
> >
> > That's an upstream issue, worth pursuing with XFree86 upstream; on the
> > xpert@xfree86.org list for instance.
> 
> Do you imply with this I should subscribe to that list and try to get
> myself heard there?
> 
> > > 2. Please also _do_ log the problem clearly in the log files:
> > >
> > >    "Mouse not found - disabling keyboard"
> > >
> > > Took me 18 hours to figure out.
> >
> > Another upstream issue.
> 
> dito?

Yes.  I have found that XFree86 upstream really doesn't like working
with middle men when it comes to problem reports[1]; they want to
communicate directly with the user.  So it's more efficient if you raise
your concerns directly.

[1] Or maybe it's just me.  :)

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |     authors.  They have every right to
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