Bug 230858 - Mouse for Wacom tablette is not relative
Mouse for Wacom tablette is not relative
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2007-03-03 15:46 EST by Ulrich Drepper
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-03 23:02:16 EST
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Description Ulrich Drepper 2007-03-03 15:46:29 EST
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):
2.6.19-1.2895

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install tablette
2.use mouse
3.
  
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 2007-03-03 23:02:16 EST
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 01:32:32 EST
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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