[Xorg] Input device hotplug

Egbert Eich eich at pdx.freedesktop.org
Mon Jul 5 04:30:31 PDT 2004

Keith Packard writes:
 > Around 15 o'clock on Jul 4, Egbert Eich wrote:
 > > What I worry about a little bit is an extra support burdeon as we have
 > > to run start three processes to get X up and running. If due to some
 > > misconfiguration or misinstallation one of them isn't working we have
 > > a support nightmare.
 > That's a very good point; we often forget that system configuration 
 > complexity leads directly to system mis-configuration.  The system should 
 > either be impossible to mis-configure, or should be designed to 
 > self-correct in the face of error.  The first is clearly better.

True. What I'm also concerned about are crashes in the separate components
that happen in states of the system which rarely occur.
With X consisting of several subsystems the bug reports we receive from
users may be even less conclusive. (And we may have 3 log files instead of


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