Xorg.conf handling of Z axis

Chuck Robey chuckr at telenix.org
Mon Aug 18 14:03:25 PDT 2008

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Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 02:42:17PM -0400, Chuck Robey wrote:
>> I'm experimenting with my new driver, and I've found a whole troop of different
>> errors already.  One that looks like a possible problem is, my mouse has a line
>>  in it to ahndle the mouse wheel, the line that looks like "ZAxisMapping" "4 5".
>>  My worry is, my tablet, which I want to get working along with (at the same
>> time as) my mouse, uses the Z axis for Tip Pressure.  Does anyone know if the
>> two distinctly different uses of the Z axis will interfere with each other, and
>> if so, how I might be able to configure the "ZAxizMapping" line in the mouse
>> section to get it to work ok?
>> That might even be one of the problems I'm having, because my problems seem to
>> all revolve around options at this point anyhow.
> If you don't process any options in your driver, there's nothing to go
> wrong, surely?
> ZAxisMapping is only used by the mouse driver, and is only used to
> convert mouse wheel events into button events.  That's all.

I was only worrying if my own driver's use of the Z axis (for TipPressure) might
in some way affect, disrupt, the mouse's use.  If it doesn't, well, I'm quite
pleased, I wasn't trying to argue this in any way, just thought (since I'm
troubleshooting to begin with) that I ought to check this.

> Cheers,
> Daniel

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