>>>>> On Thu, 02 Apr 2020, Piotr Karbowski wrote: > Title: Deprecation and removal of legacy X11 input drivers.
Title has 52 chars which is too long (omit the full stop for a start). > Author: Piotr Karbowski <slashbe...@gentoo.org> > Posted: 2020-04-02 > Revision: 1 > News-Item-Format: 2.0 > Display-If-Installed: x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse > Display-If-Installed: x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard > The Gentoo X11 Team is announcing the deprecation and future removal of > the legacy X11 input drivers x11-drivers/xf86-input-mouse and > x11-drivers/xf86-input-keyboard. As of 2020-05-01 those input drivers > will be masked for removal. > These drivers have been deprecated for many years, first by > xf86-input-evdev and Why the line break here? > then by xf86-input-libinput. > The only use for those drivers remain in deployments which intentionally > opt-out of using udev, as both evdev and libinput require udev during > runtime, however given that upstream has already removed the Linux > support from xf86-input-keyboard, future X11 releases will no longer > support xf86-input-keyboard on Linux rendering those installation > infeasible to use without udev. Very long sentence which is hard to read. > In order to ensure fraction-less upgrade path for future X11 releases, > we have decided to deprecate those drivers that are not in active use by > pretty much any installation of Gentoo. > No action is required from end-users who are already using libinput (or > evdev). To check which driver is in use, one can use > $ grep 'Using input driver' ~/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log > For the systems running xorg-server as regular user (-suid You don't start a new sentence here, so s/For/for/. > +elogind/+systemd) or by running > # grep 'Using input driver' /var/log/Xorg.0.log > for those that still runs xorg-server as root. s/that still runs/running/ > If however neither libinput or evdev is in use, one should append > 'libinput' to the INPUT_DEVICES variable inside /etc/portage/make.conf > and update @world with new USE flags > # emerge -N @world Shouldn't users remove "keyboard" and "mouse" from their INPUT_DEVICES? Ulrich
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