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The 100 papercuts and the fleshwound

Jun 29, 2009 by Yann Hamon

The 100 papercuts and the fleshwound.

I actually bought support because of this bug, and they fixed it for me by telling me to disable the wacom tablets in the xorg.conf file; I also share responsibility in this not being fixed yet as I didn't spend enough time to do bug tracking once I had a workaround. But someone recently blogged that important bugs that were not being given enough attention could be worth blogging... so... if any xorg developer is reading me... ;)


Wait, if I have 50 open bugs, and I buy commercial support, will they get fixed?

Posted by ethana2 on June 29, 2009 at 09:21 PM GMT+00:00 #

I don't know... I don't generally report a lot of bugs, just the ones that are really preventing me from working...

Posted by yann on June 29, 2009 at 09:41 PM GMT+00:00 #

Ideally, xorg.conf is depricated in favor of autodetection; things like wacom lines shouldn't be needed.

But I might take issue with the triage; confirmed implies we know it's xorg-server and not wacom-tools, nvidia, gnome, compiz etc. scott28 claiming to have run experiments blaming xinerama should probably have documented what those experiments were, and offered some proof (ie logs).

Posted by jldugger on June 30, 2009 at 04:13 AM GMT+00:00 #

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