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SubjectRe: appletouch quirk doesn't run at resume
On 3/28/07, Jiri Kosina <> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Mar 2007, Thomas Meyer wrote:
> > > I am not sure if this would help... According to the excerpt from X
> > > log synaptics driver attempted to scan evdev devices and locate the
> > > touchpad. However if this scan happen before udev had a chance to
> > > process the event and create new /dev/input/eventX device node it will
> > > fail.
> > Okay. This strengthens above statement. And udev is too slow to create
> > the devices, while the driver already scanned the directory.
> > > I wonder if we should adjust the X driver to spin for a couple of
> > > seconds in EventAutoDevProbe if the touchpad was already seen once...
> > > Peter?
> Yes, it looks like this is the root cause.
> However I must admit that I don't like this behavior too much. We
> shouldn't rely on drivers individual userland to wait for a reasonable
> time before the udev settles down. This is not a nice API to provide. Will
> try to think of some solution which would have reasonable
> nastiness/functionality ratio.

The proper fix would be teach X to recognize hotplug events. I've
heard they are working on it.

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