Re: What is evdev and autoloading?

From: Stefan Blachmann <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:06:35 +0100
On 2/18/19, Vladimir Kondratyev <> wrote:
> On 2019-02-17 21:03, Steve Kargl wrote:
>> Anyone have insight into what evdev is?
> evdev.ko is a small in-kernel library that makes all your input events
> like keyboard presses libinput-compatible.

And libinput was created by the Freedesktop Wayland team to create
pressure on OS people to make their systems Wayland-compatible.

>> I do not need nor what these modules loaded.
> I think removing "option EVDEV_SUPPORT" from your kernel config should
> disable most of evdev.ko dependencies

Shouldn't the EVDEV_SUPPORT default be off on FreeBSD anyway, as well
as libinput not be part of the standard packages?

The Freedesktop Wayland team consists of people with the Kay Sievers
mentality, which made Linus Torvalds ban his contributions. They do
not care about the bugs they introduce, forcing others to clean up the
mess they create.

I'd be glad if FreeBSD would keep clean of following that Wayland fad...
Received on Mon Feb 18 2019 - 10:06:37 UTC

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