Dell Totem support / libinput bug: Event for missing capability CAP_POINTER on device "Advanced Silicon S.A. CoolTouch® System System Multi Axis"

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Mon May 17 09:10:40 UTC 2021

On Mon, May 17, 2021 at 11:00:15AM +0200, Max Maischein wrote:
> Hi Peter,
> > best to file an issue against libinput, debugging over email is pretty
> > terrible.
> Filed as

thanks, I already replied there but for the list archives:
you are on libinput 1.12, totem support was added in 1.14 which is as good a
reason as any why it doesn't quite work perfectly ;)


> >> Is there anything more I can do to help? I'd really like to use the
> >> totem as a secondary mouse/tool, but so far, it "only" gets detected as
> >> a primary mouse (without configuration or anything, so that's really
> >> great already).
> > 
> > fwiw, if the device is indeed detected as totem, then you can't do...
> > anything. The totem is a tablet tool and exposed as such - without
> > client-side support to map that tool into something else you cannot use it
> > for anything (that would require compositor, wayland and toolkit support).
> > And the amount of effort required to add bimanual interaction to
> > applications is, let's just say "nontrivial" :)
> > 
> This is mostly as a toy, so I'll play around with writing my own client,
> but if there is anything I can do to test etc., just tell me - I'm happy
> to do (bi-)manual testing :)
> -max

More information about the wayland-devel mailing list