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Bug 230858 - Mouse for Wacom tablette is not relative
Summary: Mouse for Wacom tablette is not relative
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-03 20:46 UTC by Ulrich Drepper
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-03-04 04:02:16 UTC

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Description Ulrich Drepper 2007-03-03 20:46:29 UTC
Description of problem:
When using the mouse of a graphire 3 tablette it behaves like an absolute device
(like the stylus) instead of like a normal mouse (i.e., relative).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install tablette
2.use mouse
Actual results:
absolute positioning

Expected results:
relative positioning

Additional info:
The wacom kernel module is loaded.

There are also some other not so nice effects with the stylus which does not
have the range for the entire screen.  So I don't know how much the driver is
tested at all.

Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2007-03-04 04:02:16 UTC
No problem, I guess.  The kernel doesn't magically do the work, the X
configuration mus be adjusted.

Comment 2 Pete Zaitcev 2007-03-04 06:32:32 UTC
Actually, I have an ancient tablet which I got from jkt in QA and when
I tried it the last time it definitely was relative. In fact, I checked
it with evtest and the wacom driver posted EV_REL events for it.

There's no absolute interface between X and mousedev at all. The only way
for X to get absolute events is to tap into evdev (even if wacom provided
them in the first place).

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