[ANNOUNCE] xf86-input-fpit 1.4.0

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Tue Jun 28 16:05:30 PDT 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 11:02:19AM +0100, Alan Cox 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.
> Except that you need to write a lot of input drivers - for Linux, for
> OpenBSD, for NetBSD, for Dragonfly etc..
> In the Linux case yes you could write an fpit to Linux input layer ldisc
> but that only fixes the world for a single OS.

I think Piotr's email was the first time in years that I even heard of
someone using this driver. I suspect the number of BSD users of this driver
is rather limited but if there's loads of them I'm sure they could step
forward and help with testing.


> Re; polling - a lot of these fpit devices have weird IRQs for the serial,
> you may find they are not in fact polled but need a suitable IRQ forcing.

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