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SubjectRe: Fix sudden warps in mousedev
On 3/27/07, Chuck Ebbert <> wrote:
> Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> >
> > The driver grabs tochpad with EVIOCGRAB ioctl to prevent input events
> > from bveing delivered to X through /dev/input/mice which is still in
> > whidespread use. That's why evtest does not work. We could as Peter
> > (CCed) to implement an option to turn off grabbing so users who don't
> > use mousedev multiplexor can use evtest and other commands.
> >
> What should people be using instead of /dev/input/mice ?

/dev/input/mice is most convenient source untill X gets hotplug ability.

> And why did the mouse numbers all get rearranged in 2.6.20, e.g.
> mouse1 became mouse2 for many people?

Input devices are not guaranteed to be stable.

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