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    SubjectRe: Fix sudden warps in mousedev
    On 3/27/07, Chuck Ebbert <cebbert@redhat.com> 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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    Dmitry
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