Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Oct 27 23:23:24 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:55:07AM +0200, Bilko AS, Oguz Dilmac wrote:
> Hi,
> I need xf86-input-dmc driver to use a DMC 15" touch screen.
> I tried to get the driver from "xorg/driver/xf86-input-dmc" via git. But I
> couldn't compile it.
> This is what I get when I run ./autogen.sh
> ------------------------------------------------->
> root at Microknoppix:/home/knoppix/Desktop/dmcdnm/xf86-input-dmc# ./autogen.sh 
> autoreconf: Entering directory `.'
> autoreconf: configure.ac: not using Gettext
> autoreconf: running: aclocal 
> autoreconf: configure.ac: tracing
> autoreconf: running: libtoolize --copy
> libtoolize: Consider adding `AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4])' to configure.ac and
> libtoolize: rerunning libtoolize, to keep the correct libtool macros
> in-tree.
> libtoolize: Consider adding `-I m4' to ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS in Makefile.am.
> autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoconf
> autoreconf: running: /usr/bin/autoheader
> autoreconf: running: automake --add-missing --copy --no-force
> autoreconf: Leaving directory `.'
> configure: error:
>               **************************************************************
>               This driver is unmaintained and will not receive further
>               patches. If you have a need for this driver, please file a bug
>               on http://bugs.freedesktop.org.
>               **************************************************************
> ------------------------------------------------<
> There is no Makefile generated.
> What do you suggest?
> What am I doing wrong?

This driver has been discontinued as it was lacking any maintainership and
no users or bugreports against the driver could be found. Right now, it
doesn't compile since it missed out on a few API changes that occured since
the above error message was committed.

See also
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xorg/2009-January/043009.html and

You seem to be using Linux, so instead of resurrecting the driver a better
option is to get the device supported by the linux kernel and not
worry about a separate driver for X.

This has recently been done for the dynapro driver that also used to have
its own X driver. Now it should just work with evdev, without having to
configure X specifically. For the dynapro commit, see

I really recommend going this option, the dmc driver seems to be close
enough to dynapro that the above commit can be used as a template.


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