Fixing the Pen Tablet
dilinger at queued.net
Mon Mar 24 12:41:01 EDT 2008
On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 22:00:38 -0400
Michael Stone <michael at laptop.org> wrote:
> Below are patches to the kernel source code and the xorg-x11-server and
> xorg-x11-drv-evdev packages which restore function to the ALPS Pen
> Tablet (dlo#5268), which fix the "twin clicks" bug that plagued previous
> approaches (dlo#6079), and which cause X to configure the Pen Tablet in
> absolute mode (mapped to the entire screen, dlo#1002) while leaving
> Glide Sensor in relative mode (discussion at dlo#4260).
> Blake & Michael
Regarding these patches;
- Please don't change the "magic" values without giving justification. Also,
do it in a separate patch.
- Why are we patching the hal code? That seems completely unnecessary
simply to change ABS vs REL mode. Not to mention, we aleady have the
desired effect with a master kernel, without needing to patch
- Why aren't people using the touchpad code in master? I've mostly
rewritten the touchpad driver there. I don't care about getting
the PT working in stable; post update.1 (whenever *that* is), the old
touchpad driver is going away.
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