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X.Org's Evdev Driver Shows Off Improvements

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Published on 29 April 2014 12:29 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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Peter Hutterer of Red Hat released an updated xf86-input-evdev driver on Monday for improving this common X.Org input driver.

Peter released xf86-input-evdev 2.8.99.1 as the first development snapshot towards the xf86-input-evdev 2.9 release. This new evdev 2.9 release focused upon switching to the libevdev library for support and also now utilizes server-managed FDs. The server-managed file descriptor handling is needed for the X.Org Server not running with root privileges.

More details on the queued up xf86-input-evdev 2.9 changes can be found via the mailing list announcement.

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