Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[5]: Big deal...
by zlynx on Mon 28th Jun 2010 05:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Big deal..."
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The kernel device /dev/mice has worked since at least 2001 and maybe earlier. This device takes the input from all mice and presents it as a Microsoft Explorer PS/2 protocol.

If you or your distro set X to use /dev/mice then hotplugging any number of mice worked flawlessly.

The only exceptions were special devices like the Space Orb, multi-ball trackballs, mice with more than 7 buttons, etc.

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