Re: [PATCH] psmouse fixes for 2.6.5

From: Kim Holviala
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 17:28:11 EST

On Tuesday 20 April 2004 15:59, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 April 2004 02:38 am, Kim Holviala wrote:
> > Some fixes for PS/2 mice:
> >
> > - fixed hotplugging (real reset of device instead of softreset)
> > - support for Targus Scroller mice (from my last weeks patch)
> > - extended protocol probing fixed
> Why do you have Tragus as a config option - just set the protocol mask
> correctly by default...

Targus mice misuse the normal PS/2 protocol so that they can sneak through
command-filtering PS/2 ports (like on my Digital HiNote 2000). Basically they
output very strange but valid traffic when the wheel is moved. Anyway, this
is Linux, and I'd rather force people to turn it on explicitly rather than
take the risk of breaking some valid PS/2 device which might theoretically
output the same stuff.


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