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

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Wed Mar 16 01:14:10 PDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:51:00 +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:

> 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.
Or tell evdev to grab the device, as I said in that bug, and as in
evdev(4) synopsis...


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