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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.

    Vojtech Pavlik
    SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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