Tablet PC under ubuntu - a call to xorg and ubuntu developers

Vincenzo Ciancia ciancia at
Mon Sep 29 16:03:10 UTC 2008

On lun, 2008-09-29 at 16:39 +0200, Loïc Martin wrote:
> I'd tend to agree with you that pointing this in ubuntu-devel-discuss 
> is uterly useless, wether late in the development cycle or early, as
> it 
> has proved for many releases. Bug reports in Launchpad have at least 
> contributed to Ubuntu's support for a few month in history (Feisty). 
> However, let's not forget tablet users have already been doing The
> Right 
> Thing (launchpad bugs) for month. Before Hardy was even released.

Let's support this with an URL: the issue I raised is this bug

that exists since february because people was testing hardy and
reporting bugs in time.

Here is a patch that would have worked for autodetection in hardy (but
not in intrepid, because nobody - at least not me - expected the worse
that is going to happen)

To tell the truth, Bryce Harrington had already proposed the same patch
in another bug (the one that lead to the decision to remove wacom
configuration from default xorg.conf).

The discussion ended there, with thre persons testing the workaround in
my ppa, with mixed success as you can see: nobody in ubuntu(/canonical?)
was EVER INTERESTED in that bug report, it seems.

As I said in my first post of today, I don't know the new xorg
infrastructure, that's why I had to raise the issue here or else I would
have reported as a bug, as I did in a couple of other occasions :)


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