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Bug#442316: Xorg hotplugging problems [WAS: Re: Bug#442316: xserver-xorg-input-evdev: evdev from experimental messes up my keyboard layout]

On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 02:47:06PM +0200, ext Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 20:02:31 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> > You were right, Julien. It was because of hal (specifically the file
> > /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/10osvendor/10-x11-input.fdi) that the evdev
> > driver was enabled.
> BTW, should we change the fdi to load synaptics instead of evdev when it
> detects a touchpad?  It seems most people are using that.

Yep, seems sensible to me.

> I'm using evdev right now on my laptop, but I need to run xinput to set
> the device to relative mode every time I start X (and I had to modify
> xinput to let me do that, because it doesn't think my touchpad is an
> extended device).

Ah, yes.  I assume it was just checking for XExtensionDevice, instead of


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