Bug 218803 - Serial Acecat III tablet doesn't work
Summary: Serial Acecat III tablet doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-acecad
Version: 8
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
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Reported: 2006-12-07 16:29 UTC by Kevin R. Page
Modified: 2018-04-11 13:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:02:13 UTC
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Description Kevin R. Page 2006-12-07 16:29:09 UTC
This is a serial port Acecat III tablet - which has worked in the past (a couple
of years ago, perhaps 2.4 era kernels), but isn't any more. I've checked that
the hardware functions under a different operating system, and it does.

If I cat /dev/ttyS0 I get data when I put the pen to the tablet.

Section from my xorg.conf (I've also tried changing "Model" to no effect, and
various values of "ReportSpeed"):

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Tablet0"
        Driver      "acecad"
        # Absolute or Relative (I don't have test Relative yet)
        Option "Mode" "Absolute"
        # Model can be Flair or A-Series
        Option "Model" "A-Series"
        # You can choose report speed between 2, 10, 85 and 120
        # 120 is very fine but need a lot of CPU.
        Option "ReportSpeed" "10"
        # This lets you choose how the buttons are mapped. Only tested
        # A-Series model. Choices are Standard or Acecad
        Option "ButtonMap" "Acecad"
        # Choose your port
        Option      "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"

and the error from Xorg.0.log:

(**) Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
(**) Option "BaudRate" "9600"
(**) Option "StopBits" "1"
(**) Option "DataBits" "8"
(**) Option "Parity" "Odd"
(**) Option "Vmin" "1"
(**) Option "Vtime" "10"
(**) Option "FlowControl" "Xoff"
(**) Option "ReportSpeed" "85"
(**) Acecad Tablet report 85 points/s
(EE) Unable to query/initialize AceCad hardware.
(EE) PreInit returned NULL for "Tablet0"

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-10 09:24:13 UTC
Fedora Core 6 is no longer supported, could you please reproduce this with the
updated version of the currently supported distribution (Fedora 7, 8, or
Rawhide)? If this issue turns out to still be reproducible, please let us know
in this bug report. If after a month's time we have not heard back from you, we
will have to close this bug as CANTFIX.

Setting status to NEEDINFO, and awaiting information from the reporter.

[This is mass-filed message to all open Fedora Core 6 bugs related to Xorg or
Gecko. If you see any other reason, why this bug shouldn't be closed, please,
comment on it here.]

Comment 2 Kevin R. Page 2007-12-10 21:52:40 UTC
Hardware still fails with xorg-x11-drv-acecad-1.1.0-5.fc8

Admittedly, I've given up using this hardware as it no longer works.

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-11 10:39:24 UTC
Do you have still hardware available? Are you willing to reproduce the bug and
help us with debugging, or should I close this as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Sorry, I
just not grok your comment 2 completely.

Comment 4 Kevin R. Page 2007-12-11 10:58:54 UTC
I still have access to the hardware - I tested it with F8 yesterday (the
Xorg.log was the same as comment #0, fwiw) - and I'm willing to test/run debug
builds. As far as I'm aware the hardware is still working - it's untouched since
last tested a year ago, when it worked under Windows; I no longer have the
capability to test using Windows. I still get output if I cat /dev/ttyS0.

(re: comment #2, I merely meant that since the driver hasn't worked for over a
year, I haven't been able to use it! Sorry for being unclear.)

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