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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/8] Add BTN_TOUCH to Synaptics driver. Update mousedev.
On Sat, Sep 27, 2003 at 10:58:05PM +0100, Matt Gibson wrote:
> On Saturday 27 Sep 2003 22:21, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> > Yes, exactly so. We may have similar problems with differentiation
> > elsewhere (touchpad vs 6dof device), so we'll probably need the 'class'
> > field.
> I don't know if this is relevant, but there are some devices which can work
> in either relative (like a touchpad) or absolute (like a touchscreen) mode.
> For example, using a combination of the kernel and the X drivers, at the
> moment I have my Wacom tablet working in relative mode when I'm using its
> mouse, but absolute mode when I'm using its pen.
> I'm wondering whether we don't so much need a device class, as something to
> say whether the device works in absolute or relative mode, and that possibly
> we might have devices where this could be dynamically changed.

That's a pretty neat idea, actually. Thanks!

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs, SuSE CR
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