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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Making keyboard/mouse drivers dependent on CONFIG_EMBEDDED

    On Fri, 6 Jun 2003, Aaron Lehmann wrote:

    > On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 08:34:24AM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > > I finally got sick of seeing bug reports from people who did not enable
    > > CONFIG_VT or forgot to enable the obscure options for the keyboard
    > > driver. This is especially a big problem for people who do make oldconfig
    > > with a 2.4 configuration, but seems to happen in general often.
    > > I also included the PS/2 mouse driver. It is small enough and a useful
    > > fallback on any PC.
    > Can't these just be made the default and have oldconfig default to the
    > defaults (does it?). Seems silly to force people to jump through hoops
    > if they don't want to compile in something (i.e. they use a USB
    > mouse).

    Defaults cannot override the user values from .config and in most 2.4
    .configs CONFIG_INPUT is disabled, so that you cannot change CONFIG_VT
    with 'make oldconfig', as it depends now on CONFIG_INPUT.
    To override the old CONFIG_INPUT value you either have to disable the
    input prompt somehow or you have to rename the symbol and change
    CONFIG_INPUT into a derived symbol, e.g.:

    config INPUT2
    tristate "Input devices (needed for keyboard, mouse, ...)"
    default y

    config INPUT
    def_tristate INPUT2

    bye, Roman

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