Bug#632419: support for serial pointer device
Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 12:15:25 -0500, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> What are those errors? That might be an X bug. (Ideally, upgrades of
>> any program should not break working configurations without warning.)
> Ideally, yes, but serial mice are enough of a corner case these days
> that they're not worth the complexity.
Sorry, messages crossed. This example doesn't fall in the category I
mentioned above anyway, since the changes were documented in
> No. Serial mice should be switched over to inputattach to get a proper
> input device that X will use.
Perhaps xserver-xorg-input-evdev should have "Suggests: inputattach".
It would also be nice to document this in the xserver-xorg-input-mouse
Most configurations on Linux will use the evdev driver and do not
need this package. See the inputattach package if your mouse
is not automatically detected by the kernel, for example because
it is a serial mouse.