xinput: Do I want xorg.conf? Do I want hal? Do I want udev?

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at
Wed Dec 2 09:40:37 PST 2009

And thus marks the last time I attempt to be sassy on my Droid.

But as I was saying, the Generic Userspace Configuration Kit. If we're
going to add a Session Hotplug Infrastructure Tasklet, which is
desktop-agnostic, in order to configure the X server across multiple
platforms, you're going to need a Generic Userspace Configuration Kit
to talk to the kernel, since that's where the devices live.

Being desktop-aware has a lot of benefits, mostly in the realm of
policy control and convenience, and letting the DE configure things is
not as bad as, say, having GNOME-specific code in the server.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Corbin Simpson
<mostawesomedude at> wrote:
> You're right. We need a Generic Userspace Configuration Kit, which could
> talk to the Session Hotplug Infrastucture
> Posting from a mobile, pardon my terseness. ~ C.
> On Dec 2, 2009 5:09 AM, <olafBuddenhagen at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 09:55:22AM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote: > If you
> don't want a session mana...
> Let me remind you that GNOME is not an operating system. It is just a
> frontend.
> It is nice if it provides a nice shiny tool to configure stuff; but it
> has no business *storing*, and *applying* such settings, which don't
> really have anything to do with GNOME at all. These should be pushed
> down to some generic infrastructure, which is not desktop-specific, and
> in fact not X-specific at all.
> Unfortunately, it appears that such a generic session-aware hotplug
> infrastructure is yet to be invented...
> -antrik-
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