Enable tapping by default

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Wed Nov 19 00:48:02 UTC 2014

On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 09:16:34PM +0100, Jaroslav Nahorny wrote:
> Björn Persson <bjorn at xn--rombobjrn-67a.se> writes:
> > Jaroslav Nahorny <jaroslav at hackerspace.pl> wrote:
> >> [1] I know it's a far analogy, but let's try to imagine:
> >> Let's disable wifi hardware by default. Why? Because some people are not
> >> aware of this feature. They want to use their eth interface, and having
> >> wireless interface turned on produces unnecessary „noise” and confusion.
> >> If somebody wants to use wifi, they can enable it.
> >> Seems legit, right?
> >
> > As far as I can tell Fedora doesn't automatically connect to Wifi
> > networks it hasn't encountered before. You have to explicitly tell it
> > to connect. Then, once you have enabled it, it may reconnect
> > automatically thereafter. So yes, this seems not only legit; it seems
> > to be reality.
> I didn't mean connecting (or not) to wireless networks, but disabling
> hardware from normal operation. This is what we are at the moment doing
> with touchpads. We are disabling a feature those devices have built-in.

you're aware that tapping is a pure software feature? if we didn't implement
it in the driver, it wouldn't exist.


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