Re: 2.6.11-mm3 mouse oddity

From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 14:51:00 EST

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:01:46 -0800, Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:25:12 +0100, Helge Hafting
> > <helge.hafting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > 2.6.11-mm1 and earlier: mouse appear as /dev/input/mouse0
> > > 2.6.11-mm3: mouse appear as /dev/input/mouse1
> > >
> > > No big problem, one change to xorg.conf and I got the mouse back.
> > > I guess it wasn't supposed to change like that though?
> > >
> >
> > Vojtech activated scroll handling in keyboard code by default so now
> > your keyboard is mapped to the mouse0 and the mouse moved to mouse1.
> We cannot ship a kernel with this change, surely? Our users would come
> hunting for us with pitchforks.

Not really, athough I was surprised when I noticed that I have extra
mouse devices. I would expect most people using /dev/input/mice which
multiplexes data streams from all mouse-like devices.

I think wacom users will be in for surprise because wacom requres you
to specify exact device name the regular mouse is using. I actually
think wacom X driver shoudl do what Synaptics does and grab evdev

> > Vojtech, is it possible to detect whether a keyboard has scroll
> > wheel(s) by its ID?
> What sort of keyboard has a scroll wheel??

Some Microsoft ones IIRC.

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