xorg-x11-drv-evdev-7.0.1-2 bad!

George Billios gbillios at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 12:47:10 UTC 2008



-------- Original Message  --------
Subject: Re:xorg-x11-drv-evdev-7.0.1-2 bad!
From: Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net>
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <fedora-devel-list at redhat.com>
Date: Sun 19 Oct 2008 13:19:12 EEST

> On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 11:20:19AM +0300, George Billios wrote:
>> I will also send you mine by email because I was hit by the same problem
>> even if the updated xorg-x11-server-Xorg was installed.
> 
> Summary from our short email exchange:
> If you have an xorg.conf that registers an evdev device, this device will now
> produce duplicate events. For most setups, you probably don't need it in your
> xorg.conf because HAL picks it up anyway. If you really do, add option
> "GrabDevice" "true" and that'll restore the old grabbing behaviour.
> 
>> In the mean time I would advice to reverse back to the old behaviour,
>> since it is way to close to the F10 release to do these kind of changes.
> 
> No. the old behaviour is too broken, and it's good that it's finally fixed.
> "Macintosh mouse button emulation" and the keys that control volume, suspend,
> etc. are broken in the old behaviour, and that's a quite serious regression
> from F9.
> 
> Cheers,
>   Peter
> 

Well I must agree that no device section worked better than I expected
but it required manually editing the xorg.conf and deleting the
respective section.

What happens with all the people upgrading from F9? Will the Xorg rpm
handle this?





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