Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230858
Mouse for Wacom tablette is not relative
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:58 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
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.
No problem, I guess. The kernel doesn't magically do the work, the X
configuration mus be adjusted.
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).