Upcoming Kernel - MultiTouchScreen Support

Henrik Rydberg rydberg at euromail.se
Fri Mar 5 14:57:03 UTC 2010

> I didn't bother bringing this up before now because I figured support
> just wasn't there in user space to make the effort worth while in the
> kernel for Lucid. However, as noted, it would make things easier if
> ubuntu shipped with the hid driver compiled as a module instead of
> statically in the kernel. This is not only the case for ENAC's
> multitouch work, but also for the magicmouse driver Jiri wrote. Perhaps
> we should consider changing this?

Yes, the configuration of experimental dkms drivers broke when the hid module
got compiled into the kernel at approximately the same time (around 2.6.30) as
the level of detail of the kernel quirks changed. Compiling hid as a module
would indeed help.


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