[Xorg] Keyboard drivers: kbd vs. keyboard

Kristian Høgsberg krh at bitplanet.net
Mon Jul 5 16:37:04 PDT 2004


I was looking at the keyboard driver situation, and I was wondering why 
we keep the legacy, built-in keyboard driver around,

I made a patch[1] to remove the "keyboard" driver, which among other 
things removes os specific xf86KbdLnx.c and others from xfree86/common, 
removes all sorts special cases around initialization, and in general 
removes much keyboard logic from xfree86/common and 4300 lines in total.

I chose to rename the modular "kbd" driver to "keyboard" so old config 
files should continue to work.

I think this is worthwhile, but what are the cons?  It's such a 
low-hanging fruit; there must be a good reason the legacy driver is 
still used.


[1] http://freedesktop.org/~krh/remove-legacy-keyboard.patch

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