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SubjectRe: [rfc/rft] Fujitsu B-Series Lifebook PS/2 TouchScreen driver
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Am Samstag, den 12.02.2005, 19:34 +0100 schrieb Vojtech Pavlik:
> On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 06:01:19PM +0100, Kenan Esau wrote:
> > Am Freitag, den 11.02.2005, 21:10 +0100 schrieb Vojtech Pavlik:
> > > Hi!

[...]

> > As far as I can see the
> > init-sequence is the one from Haralds xfree 3.3.6-driver. There is a
> > reason why this sequence is not like that anymore in my driver.
>
> OK.
>
> > This
> > sequence does not always work and there is not something like a "magic
> > knock sequence".
>
> You mean that the only needed bit is setting the resolution to '7'?

The lifebook touchscreen has some extensions to the standard protocol:

0xe8 0x06: Stop absolute coordinate output
0xe8 0x07: Start absolute coordinate outpout (3-byte packets)
0xe8 0x08: Start absolute coord. output with 6-byte packets

> > The lifebook-touchscreen hardware is a little bit slow
> > and it happens quite often that it does not understand a command that
> > you send.
>
> I don't believe this - the PS/2 protocol has handshakes for both sides,
> so each side can slow down as much as it wants. PLUS, the clock is
> driven by the device.

I dont't know the PS2-specs. But I know the lifebook hardware quite
well. While implementing my driver (for xfree 4.0 at that time) I
noticed that it happens often that the device came back with an error or
resend. I fixed this by just waiting a short time and then retry.

If you agree I will take your patch as the basis and make it work. Now I
know how you want it to look like.

I think this was the kick in the ass I needed ;-)

> > This is the reason why you often have to send a command
> > several times until the hardware understands...
> > Probably this was what was seen by Harald on the USB-bus and he just
> > used this sequence.
>
> USB?!

Yeah -- OK. PS2...

[...]


Greetings


Kenan

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