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Re: [Xen-devel] Re: [patch] pvfb: Split mouse and keyboard into separate devices.

Markus Armbruster wrote:
> Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxx> writes:
> Nobody?  Aren't you overstating your case here?  The input layer is
> clearly designed to transmit any kind of input event on the same
> device, and recent Xorg works fine with it.

Older Xorg versions are not, evdev supports mice only in early versions.

And even with the latest Xorg you need a dummy keyboard input section to
make the X-Server happy.  That may change in the future with a decent
evdev driver being available in Xorg now, but we are clearly not yet at
the point yet where the unified device works without trouble.  And given
the fact that for physical hardware keyboard and mouse most likely stay
separate devices I wouldn't be surprised if various issues keep poping
up now and then ...

> If there are evdev clients we care about that can't cope with the
> current unified device, I'm fine with splitting it.

As mentioned:  Older Xorg versions.

I'll go prepare and re-submit a patch ...


Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxx>

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