example for configuring

Chuck Robey chuckr at telenix.org
Thu Jun 12 12:16:37 PDT 2008

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Paulo Cesar Pereira de Andrade wrote:
> Chuck Robey wrote:
>> I am trying to fin dout what functions are used (and how to use them)
>> to do the
>> job of at least partially parsing the xog.conf file. I found (finally,
>> after
>> one heck of a lot of looking) the directory xserver/hw/xfree86/common,
>> and the
>> files xf86Config.c and xf86Configure.c, but I would be curious if
>> anyone knows
>> of any docs on how the functions work, and what might be a standard
>> way to find
>> the stuff related to pointing devices (what the device name for a
>> particular
>> driver is, and any options that might exist for it). I can't seem to
>> find beans
>> about this via google. Maybe I'm bad at searching, I dunno, but doing
>> this is
>> right at the top of my todo list right now.
>  Check hw/xfree86/parser. A library called libxf86config.a is built
> there, but
> it is not installed by default.
>  If you are working from "inside" the X Server, try using something like
> ctags for
> faster finding type definitions/declaration, and start from the global
> inputInfo
> variable for input related stuff.

This is going to sound stupid, but i really don't know the answer ... I am
writing a xinput *_drv.so module ... would that be considered "inside" a driver
for the purpposes of your instructions above?

Anyhow, thanks for the pointer, I am off and reading, I sure do appreciate it.

> Paulo

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