Tablet PC under ubuntu

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at
Mon Sep 29 14:10:43 UTC 2008

Oliver Grawert a écrit :
> hi,
> On Mo, 2008-09-29 at 15:20 +0200, Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
>> Sorry if I misunderstand but does this mean that my tablet will not work
>> in intrepid but only in intrepit+1? If so what should I do in the
>> meantime? Many bugs related to the tablet have ***finally*** been solved
>> in intrepid after two or three releases of waiting so using hardy is a
>> very poor alternative. Please leave a "backdoor" in this killing machine
>> to make my humble xorg.conf work :)
> i have no idea how well wacom works currently in intrepid (i own several
> touchscreen devices and know they suck, but dont have a wacom around. i
> saw there were some attempts to create the necessary .fdi files for hal
> to make them work basically but i doubt there will be much opprtunity fo
> fine tuning and calibration yet)
> it is an upstream decision of the xorg deveolpers at to
> fully switch to hal-input and away from xorg.conf configuration, ubuntu
> can only try to fix the issues at the distro side, when i sent out a
> call for lshal output for touchscreens known to work in hardy to
> assemble the proper hal configs for intrepid i got zero response, when i
> relesed the ubuntu-mobile image a week ago [1] that generated a
> landslide of feedback suddenly, though since i only have feedback on
> evtouch devces yet and beta is due on thursday i dont see a way to
> support more than evtouch for now ... there will surely be ways to have
> SRUs for intrepid, especially if it comes to hardware support these are
> desired, but the core focus in the mobile will be to get all
> touchscreens and tablets fixed and with proper gui calibration tools in
> jaunty, not intrepid, since chances are higher that we get feedback and
> community participation for that.
> ciao
> 	oli
> [1]

May I know where the call was sent (and where future calls/informations 
might be sent), since I've been monitoring and , 
along with ubuntu-devel and ubuntu-users (with filters to separate wacom 
related emails to a special folder (since Hoary in the case of the 
mailing lists)?

I failed to see on the Ubuntu site that the changes of xorg.conf would 
break tablet support in Hardy (nor any documentation about the need to 
edit xorg.conf from Feisty to Gutsy).

(I'm on Intrepid x86_64 and I've got both an Intuos 3 and a Cintiq 12wx, 
  and also maintained till I 
wasn't able to offer any more help).


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