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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] input: introduce a tougher i8042.reset
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:16:31 -0800
Arjan van de Ven <arjan@infradead.org> wrote:

> Some touchpads don't reset right the first time (MSI Wind U-100 for
> example). This patch will retry the reset up to 5 times.

Sigh, real life sucks. I wonder what the windows driver does.

> In addition, this patch also adds a module parameter to not treat
> reset failures as fatal to the usage of the device. This prevents
> a touchpad failure from also disabling the keyboard....
>

Is there any reason why we shouldn't just do this all the time?

IOW, is there any benefit in marking the 8042 as dead?



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