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SubjectRe: Synaptics driver considered harmful
Hi!

> Why isn't there a config option for this driver? I just tried to
> upgrade to CVS HEAD (bkcvs) from a 2.4 kernel and everything went
> smoothly except my mouse didn't work until I appended
> psmouse_noext=1. This should not be necessary IMHO. It seems that even
> desktop users are forced to compile in this driver, and according at
> least to my experience, it can seriously break things. I don't see
> what the benefits of the synaptics driver are, and it sounds like
> this driver has been causing problems since it was released. The
> driver may well stabilize in the future, but right now it should not
> be a standard part of the PS/2 mouse driver.

Your fix is right, but vojtech seems to be on holidays. You may want to push through
akpm/linus.

Also make it depend on EXPERIMENTAL.

--
Pavel
Written on sharp zaurus, because my Velo1 broke. If you have Velo you don't need...

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