Bug#250333: PATCH: Linux Wacom Driver - please incorporate this guy's work upstream
On Fri, May 28, 2004 at 04:15:24AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> retitle 250333 xserver-xfree86: [wacom] please apply patch by upstream author
> tag 250333 + moreinfo upstream
> On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 10:07:04AM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > Package: xserver-xfree86
> > Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-1
> > Severity: wishlist
> > branden, hi,
> > the guy at linuxwacom.sourceforge.net has been attempting for ages to
> > get his work incorporated into xfree86.
> You did not attach a patch.
no, you're right: i didn't.
> Please do so or provide a URL to one.
http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net has an entire replacement wacom
driver that requires that you build xserver-xfree86 from source
before you can build the driver.
i am not sure that the author was expecting his work to ever be
incorporated, and so i do not believe that he has prepared a
patch, as such.
rather, he has created a stand-alone version of the wacom
driver that, if you ask it to (--enable-wacom) will build
> > every time there is an updated xserver-xfree86 or every time i update
> > my kernel, my tablet pen doesn't work.
> > a 50 megabyte download and compile just to build a single 70k driver
> > isn't an attractive proposition.
> Even if I apply a patch, I'm going to ask that you do this anyway to
> test it,
> before it is merged onto a release branch. I do not have a
> Wacom device with which to discern that the patch works.
i can do that.
i'll try it.
the binaries as-is don't work for me, because the c100 tablet
device runs at 115200 baud, and the author of the wacom tablet
code has rather stupidly set a limit on the baud rates
(9600 19200 and 38400 are the only options).
> > however, if the design of the xfree86 source code was such that the
> > compilation of modules was trivial and required the dowloading of
> > a Xsomething-dev package and some libraries, that'd be fantastic.
> There's an item on the TODO about this:
> * #245541: Evaluate Sven Luther's driver DDK package patch:
ah ha! brilliant.