[PATCH weston 05/10] evdev: check for ABS_MT_POSITION_X/Y to determine mt devices

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Aug 6 18:04:44 PDT 2013

mtdev as currently used in weston is a noop. mtdev's purpose is to convert
Protocol A devices (without ABS_MT_SLOT) to Protocol B devices (slots).
For Protocol B devices mtdev merely routes the events, so checking for
slots and then using mtdev based on that adds no functionality.

Check for ABS_MT_POSITION_X/Y instead and use that to categorise a device
as MT device. mtdev will provide us with a slotted protocol for all devices.
 src/evdev.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/src/evdev.c b/src/evdev.c
index 4f3f8cf..7a379c5 100644
--- a/src/evdev.c
+++ b/src/evdev.c
@@ -455,7 +455,8 @@ evdev_handle_device(struct evdev_device *device)
 			device->abs.max_y = absinfo.maximum;
 			device->caps |= EVDEV_MOTION_ABS;
-		if (TEST_BIT(abs_bits, ABS_MT_SLOT)) {
+		if (TEST_BIT(abs_bits, ABS_MT_POSITION_X) &&
+		    TEST_BIT(abs_bits, ABS_MT_POSITION_Y)) {
 			ioctl(device->fd, EVIOCGABS(ABS_MT_POSITION_X),
 			device->abs.min_x = absinfo.minimum;

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