tablet-support in Ubuntu

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Tue Sep 30 12:00:25 UTC 2008

On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:

> On mar, 2008-09-30 at 11:04 +0300, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
>> Note that the wacom driver doesn't fully support input-hotplug, since
>> currently you need to initialize the driver multiple times to enable
>> stylus/pen/foo, and that's not possible to do with HAL. The wacom fdi
>> file
>> configures the device as stylus..
> Sorry for much noise and thank you for clarification and documentation
> you provide here. Do you have a pointer with more explanations for the
> latter? Can't HAL be faked into using three "different drivers" which
> are just aliases for the same input driver so that it is reinitialised?

No problem.

It has been confirmed by upstream that what you propose is not possible to 
do with HAL, but instead the driver should use NewInputDeviceRequest() to 
accomplish the same. Unfortunately, that'll take some time, but here's 
hoping that the next six months are enough to have that in time for 
Jaunty. Someone needs to kick^H^H^H^Hask upstream :)


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