Re: [MOUSE] Alias for /dev/psaux

From: Vojtech Pavlik
Date: Wed Nov 05 2003 - 13:04:54 EST

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 09:49:42AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> >
> > We could save the bootup mouse settings (the mouse will tell us) and
> > restore them after we go trough all the probing if desired.
> That sounds like a good idea. At least for the mice that we didn't
> recognize, that otherwise get basically "random" commands.
> How about something like this:
> - if "mouse_noext" is set (which implies that we won't be doing any
> probing), we also don't set rate/precision unless the user asked us.
> Thus "psmouse_noext" becomes the "ultra-safe" setting. We still want to
> have some way to set things like wheel etc info by hand later on (ie as
> a response to the user _telling_ us what mouse it is), but that's a
> more long-range plan.
> - if we do probing, we first ask the mouse for its current details, and
> we restore the thing by default afterwards. That at least should give
> us 2.4.x behaviour unless the mouse is broken (and for broken mice
> you'd just have to have "mouse_noext").
> Again, long-term we'd want to have the possibility of tweaking the
> results later even with the autodetection.
> Does that sound like a reasonable plan?

Yes, it does.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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