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Bug#564211: xserver-xorg-input-synaptics: Lost tapping after upgrading to 1.2.1-1

Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org> writes:

> I'd really prefer not to do that.  Configuring stuff in hal or udev is
> just a stopgap until X grows a way to handle hotplugged devices in
> xorg.conf (which will happen with xserver 1.8), so I think we shouldn't
> recommend/document this as the way to go.  Plus we have tools and
> protocol for runtime configuration anyway.

OK.  I agree that documenting this workaround should be avoided if it is
going to be temporary.  It would just add to the confusion.  I didn't
realize that using udev for storing config was just a stopgap.  That
fact should probably go into the README.

> (See
> http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-configuration-world-order.html for
> a description of the way things are going)

Looks good!  I've always fealt that this kind of configuration belonged
to the X server and had little to do with hal/udev.  Adding the
necessary glue to allow a mix of auto-device discovery and xorg.conf
snippets sounds just like it was taken from my wishlist :-)


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