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SubjectRe: SERIO_USERDEV patch for 2.6
On Sun, May 30, 2004 at 06:50:48PM -0500, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:

> > > But in the meantime marking several ports raw will allow most of the users
> > > use old means of communicating with their pointing devices without too
> > > much effort.
> >
> > It'd be good to find out what devices we don't support yet (I know of
> > ALPS, which we have a patch pending for and IBM TouchPoints), too.
> >
>
> Sau Dan Lee's Lifebook touchscreen ;) The data processing seems to be
> trivial, but I don't have any idea how to detect it. And without being
> able to explicitly control binding for a specific serio port its hard
> to do drivers for hardware that we can't autodetect. We just have to
> assume that device behind a port is of specific type and when there
> are many ports its usually wrong.

Conclusion: We need sysfs, and we need it soon.

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Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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