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authorPeter Hutterer <>2009-12-01 14:38:19 +1000
committerPeter Hutterer <>2009-12-03 08:43:46 +1000
commit761ae22f880bd79550ccf93d321b8a28b3755956 (patch)
parentb584c224a888c9e7f92d7e49021f74232a727c7f (diff)
xfree86: tell users to disable AutoAddDevices, not AllowEmptyInput.
Technically, disabling AEI is the right suggestion. AEI off forces the server to init the built-in defaults for input devices (or pick the first one from the config file). At the same time, hotplugging is still available with AEI off. Unfortunatly, in the vast majority of cases users want to simply disable hotplugging or have a working server while the local HAL configuration is broken or missing. Disabling AEI will lead to duplicate events, triple keystrokes, etc. once the configuration works again. It's not actually required to remove AEI once hotplugging works again, though it will in many cases lead to a setup that appears broken. Asking users to disable AutoAddDevices instead means those users disable hotplugging, can then fix the HAL setup and they _must_ remove the config line again to test if hotplugging works again. Which doesn't leave them with a broken config once everything is working nice and dandy. Less bugreports, everybody wins. Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <> Acked-by: Dan Nicholson <> Acked-by: Daniel Stone <> Acked-by: RĂ©mi Cardona <> Acked-by: James Cloos <>
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c b/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c
index 40f65bdbf..e1283f97f 100644
--- a/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c
+++ b/hw/xfree86/common/xf86Config.c
@@ -1456,7 +1456,7 @@ checkCoreInputDevices(serverLayoutPtr servlayoutp, Bool implicitLayout)
xf86Msg(X_INFO, "The server relies on HAL to provide the list of "
"input devices.\n\tIf no devices become available, "
- "reconfigure HAL or disable AllowEmptyInput.\n");
+ "reconfigure HAL or disable AutoAddDevices.\n");
xf86Msg(X_INFO, "HAL is disabled and no input devices were configured.\n"
"\tTry disabling AllowEmptyInput.\n");