Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144772
HanWang Tablet incorrectly detected as joystick(?)
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:15:19 EST
Description of problem:
HanWang USB writing tablet works fine in Slackware 10.0: /dev/mice +
PS2 driver in xorg.conf runs with no problems. However, when the same
tablet is plugged in to FC3 it comes up as js0 (verified with cat js0
and moving the device) rather than /dev/mice.
xorg drivers PS/2 and IMPS/2 both fail to work: the pointer simply
jumps around the screen randomly after the first bit of motion.
jstest /dev/input/js0 detects it as a 5-axis, 2 button joystick,
sending motion information at the right times (i'm not sure how
valid), however the second button fails to work. (The device has 8
buttons, 2 'main' ones which work perfectly in the PS2 driver under
Slackware 10.0, and 6 on the edge of the tablet, which don't).
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0b57:8006 Beijing HanwangTechnology Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c00e Logitech, Inc. Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Jan 11 22:16:17 ruidi kernel: usb 1-2: new low speed USB device using
Jan 11 22:16:17 ruidi hal.hotplug: DEVPATH is not set
Jan 11 22:16:17 ruidi kernel: input,hiddev96: USB HID v1.00 Mouse
[HanWang Science Technology HanWang Tablet ] on usb-0000:00:07.2-2
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in the tablet
2. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to add the pointer
3. init 4
4. init 5
5. Move pointer in X
Pointer jumps unstoppably all over the screen at the first motion...
Pointer is usable as per Slackware 10.0.
reassigning to kernel
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
I'm still on FC3.
Sorry to be clueless, but how do i install the kernel update requested?
yum update kernel
yum install kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3
I have the fedorafaq repositories config, which includes:
My current kernel is 2.6.11-1.35_FC3.
Cheers for caring about a poor uninformed user :)
"yum update kernel" should do the right thing.
How does it fail ?
closing due to inactivity.