tablet-support in Ubuntu

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Mon Oct 6 13:40:10 UTC 2008

On Sun, 5 Oct 2008, Loïc Martin wrote:

> 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?)?

Against the driver which _should_ handle the device, for example 

>> 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?

I was referring to linuxwacom upstream, which should be aware of the 
problems with input-hotplug, but has not done anything about it AFAIK.


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