tablet-support in Ubuntu

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at
Sun Oct 5 14:22:54 UTC 2008

Timo Aaltonen wrote:
> By default, the evdev-driver handles all input devices that HAL is 
> aware of and which list input.keys/input.mouse as a capability of the 
> device. Evdev might not be the best choice for example touchpads or 
> tablets, and that's why there needs to be a driver specific HAL fdi-file 
> that makes the device use the correct driver. This is true for synaptics 
> touchpads, wacom tablets and (some) joysticks (WIP).
If a device isn't handled properly by the evdev-driver, should start 
filing bugs against xserver-xorg-input-evdev for not providing a driver 
specific HAL fdi-file, or do these have to be filed against another 
package (xorg?)?

> Someone needs to kick^H^H^H^Hask upstream  :) 
If we want to forward the bugs upstream, do we do this on xorg (wherever 
it might be), evdev or linuxwacom bug tracker?


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