[rant] keeping policy in HAL

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Dec 1 10:35:18 PST 2008

Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 01:33:02PM +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> James Cloos wrote:
>>> Using --disable-config-dbus --disable-config-hal when configuring will
>>> drop the input mess and use the spec from xorg.conf.
>> Having just experienced this exact issue, I don't think this is correct.
>> The new server flag AllowEmptyInput does two things wrong right now IMO.
>> 1. It does not "flip" it's default when the above configure options are 
>> specified
> This is fixed now.

Handy :)

>> 2. If the evdev driver is not installed on the system it does not flip 
>> it's default.
> Eh, install evdev.

Yeah I know, but it's a theoretically possible scenario as evdev is 
shipped separately but it seems to be mandatory for the server to 
operate OOTB.

Just saying that rather than dump the user to an Xsession with no mouse 
or keyboard (i.e. basically lock them out of their computer!) it should 
  a) Bail noisily and not run
  b) Failover nicely to reverse the AllowEmptyInput default.



Colin Guthrie

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