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SubjectRe: Remove silly messages from input layer.
On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 05:54:52PM +0200, Martin Mares wrote:
> > I'd argue that anything that triggers that many false positives is worthless.
>
> Why do you think these are false positives? They usually report real
> problems.

Did you read my earlier posts?
Users are seeing this *during boot*, before they've even pressed *ANY* keys.
They're seeing it after pressing a *single* key.

How on earth is "too many keys pressed" a useful message in this context?
Yes, maybe their keyboard is crap, but what is the user to do?
Go buy a new laptop because someone else has a utopian view on how hardware should be?

> Unfortunately a significant fraction of keyboards is crappy
> these days, but it's still good to know if the keyboard you are currently
> testing is broken or not.

When a user can't do *anything* about it, it's useless, and serves
as nothing but a cause for concern. "Oh no, is my laptop dying?".

Dave

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