[PATCH] man: list the drivers that are ignored when hotplugging (#35209)

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Mar 15 19:51:00 PDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 01:17:17AM +0100, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2011-03-16 08:11:21 +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > evdev has duplication detection built-in so it doesn't add the same device
> > twice. going from the info in the bugreport it's hard to figure out what
> > exactly was wrong though. I thought it was just the usual bug that we've
> > seen before (but somehow never merged to the man page). please attach your
> > log file in the bug so we can narrow it down further.
> See http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=589347
> Note that I followed the SYNOPSIS given by the evdev(4) man page.

driver conflict. since hotplugging is enabled, the device will be picked
up once through the config, once through hotplugging. when it is picked up
through the config everything is fine and the log looks good.

the device is a touchpad so in your distro's default configurations it will
be picked up with the synaptics driver when hotplugging. that driver grabs
the event device, thus no events go through to the device you've configured.

remove the synaptics.conf from /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d and you should be fine.


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