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SubjectRe: Fix sudden warps in mousedev
On 3/27/07, Chuck Ebbert <cebbert@redhat.com> wrote:
> Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.
> >
>
> So people with z-axis mice need to redo their X config for each
> kernel release when the device numbers change? Or should they
> be using some other configuration?
>
> People using this now have X crashes on kernel upgrade because
> event1 became event2:
>
> Driver "evdev"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/event1"
>

I'd recommend matching on "phys" or individual capabilities bits
instead of device node. See "man evdev".

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Dmitry
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