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Re: [opensuse-gnome] Running Xorg non-root
ti., 12.01.2016 kl. 19.29 +0100, skrev Egbert Eich:
 
We could add a 'recommends:' or 'suggests:' to the affected driver
packages. Since these packages are only installed if the hardware
is found, the user will not get the wrapper normally.


I'd have no issues with this. But lets start with a suggests please :-)

 > 
 > This will hopefully "encourage" upstreams to port their drivers,
or
 > switch to other ones.

This will not happen. Most of the hardware supported by the UMS
drivers
is of marginal relevance today. Therefore the drivers are not really
supported. Upstream just makes sure they still build. Some community
users (openSUSE) complain if they don't work as expected in which
case
I often reply, that it is a free software project where everybody can
contribute - if someone is interested in such hardware (s)he should
expect to have to fix issues her/himself.

Right, then I have no problem just ignoring those users, as in: We are
sorry, but you will have to use something else than GNOME for this
hardware. Gnome does not support it anymore.

 > > 
 > > Input:
 > > ======

Yeah, you can. Just not configure them from Gnome.

Oh have you tested? - that commit is only 8 days old and we do not have
it in GNOME:Next yet.
If the hardware still works, I suppose this is the best we have to
offer (at least in openSUSE). From upstream bug, it's being suggested
that this commit can be reverted for those who want/have to, but I'd
prefer not to deviate. - I see how you might have different needs in
SLE though.


Yeah, possibly. I'm not even sure - have we done this on TW already?
Last time I've checked we hadn't.
IHMO we should do this there ASAP to have a good test coverage.


Great news :-) as my SR to enable automatic install of xf86-input-
libinput a month ago was nacked. I can probably fire up a new one some
time tomorrow.
We did have it as autoinstalled back in March, but at the time, neither
the driver nor DE's were properly ready for it. Should be quite a
different story today (I've been using it on all my boxes since
summer).

/Bjørn
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