SRU consideration for LP#218087

Stefan Bader stefan.bader at
Fri Jul 4 14:15:29 UTC 2008

Matthias Klose wrote:
> Stefan Bader schrieb:
>> Tim Gardner wrote:
>>> Stefan Bader wrote:
>>>> SRU justfication:
>>>> Impact: Some tablets do not work right out of the box (rather weak)...
>>>> Fix: Backport driver from Intrepid/Upstream. Patch is attached. Changes
>>>> are not too big but big enough to make the kABI bump. Yuck. Everything
>>>> contained within the four driver files. Possibly only makes sense when
>>>> other changes would bump the kABI anyways. Additional benefit, the patch
>>>> adds some suspend/resume code.
>>>> Testcase: Try to use the mentioned Bamboo device. Won't be found in
>>>> Hardy but wil be in Intrepid.
>>> In general this doesn't look too bad, though there might be
>>> possibilities for regressions. Does this patch have any mileage on it?
>>> I'm pretty sure doko has one of these wacom tablets on a Thinkpad,
>>> though I'm not sure its a bamboo device. He could at least test for
>>> regressions.
>> Not much of testing in the report. I asked whether there is more.
>> Doko: Do you have that HW (or at least anything that uses the wacom driver?)
> I can test on a X61 Tablet PC, if wanted (to see if this one still works); don't
> own other wacom hw.
>   Matthias

There is a replacement kernel (with the new wacom driver and some
printk's for another problem at
If you could test whether this still works, taht would be great. Thanks!


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