[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-fpit 1.4.0

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Mon Jun 27 20:13:19 PDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 01:47:43AM +0200, Piotr Gluszenia Slawinski wrote:
> >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?
> personally i doubt it, thus i doubt it makes any point to try to put
> it to vanilla. also there are other devices like tablets (like the
> wacom stuff), joysticks, touchpads etc. which are cursed with
> similiar problem - they appear as 'mere' serial device, they 'just'
> stream the data, yet each of them speaks bit different language. and
> then - they all seem to do quite same thing... xyz/buttons...
> ...except perhaps some 'universal' driver could be created, which
> would have option to transcode inbetween various input devices like
> those internally... so 'desperate users' could just tinker with
> translation rules , rather than having to modify driver itself (even
> though it might seem so simple...)

yeah, that is exactly what the evdev kernel interface is for :)


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