[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-fpit 1.4.0

Corbin Simpson mostawesomedude at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 16:29:10 PDT 2011

I believe the point is to have such a driver in the vanilla kernel, not to
adopt a third-party driver.

Is this hardware available anywhere besides thrift stores?

Sending from a mobile, pardon my terseness. ~ C.
On Jun 27, 2011 4:01 PM, "Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski" <
curious at bwv190.internetdsl.tpnet.pl> wrote:
>> the "standard" is pretty much defined by what the driver can take. If it
>> can't parse the protocol then the device is rather useless anyway.
>> but really, writing a serial kernel driver is rather trivial and has a
>> higher chance of actually working long-term than dragging the old input
>> drivers along.
> as long as it'll be maintained, well written, and pulled into mainline at
> all ;)
> now i also realized that as fpit driver uses just serial port,
> it could be perhaps just translated in software , and simple userspace
> translator similiar to how ppl used joysticks in thinkpads (i recall it
> was sth like gpm relay) could be used . this way relatively simple code
> would be created requiring no periodic mainteance, interfacing with more
> 'standard' X input driver.
> then one of obstacles here is that fpit has no gpm driver ;)
> but it's just general idea for possibly making such devices least
> mainteance-labour consuming in future and not requirin destabilising whole

> system by introducing third party kernel drivers written by lazy and
> unqualified ppl ;)
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