[Bug 300143] Re: tablet devices show up as non-functional joysticks

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at canonical.com
Thu Jan 28 14:25:36 UTC 2010

I hope to be able to clarify the situation here. The problem initially reported with this bug is the fact that tablet devices did show up as non-functional joysticks and this has been fixed by blacklisting devices that report to have a BTN_DIGI. Basically the first button a device gets assigned classifies the function of it.
This was all well as long as joysticks had the limited number of buttons the developers anticipated. But with joysticks that have more than that, this does not work and those incorrectly get assigned buttons that classify other devices (like BTN_GAMEPAD and BTN_DIGI). But this is a different problem which also has been reported http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/492056 and I would continue with that issue over there.
Tablets should work (again), starting with Karmic and so this bug is considered to be closed.

tablet devices show up as non-functional joysticks
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