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

Daniel Stone daniel at
Wed Dec 2 14:45:43 PST 2009


On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 01:25:08AM +0100, olafBuddenhagen at wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2009 at 09:55:22AM +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> > If you don't want a session manager or you prefer a different desktop
> > environment - you're on your own.
> 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...

I'm sure both GNOME and KDE would love you for writing one that both had
no complaints with, and was perfectly integrated with both.  And Xfce.
And Moblin.  And Maemo.  And fvwm2, and fluxbox, and my 'sudo Xorg :0
-noreset &| ~/bin/de &|'.

Looking forward to it! :)

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