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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] cuecat serio driver for linux 2.6.0-test9
On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 07:45:14PM -0600, Zinx Verituse wrote:
> Well, my cuecat driver is ready for testing.
>
> http://zinx.xmms.org/cuecat/cuecat-2.6-0.0.2.tar.gz
>
> It does not use the same output format as the driver floating around
> for 2.2.x/2.4.x kernels.
>
> It currently requires a patch which changes the order serio drivers
> are searched in (the newest driver is searched first now), and adds
> a function to walk through the serio port list.
>
> I'm hoping the patch will be included in to the kernel at some point
> in time -- It's available separately at:
> http://zinx.xmms.org/cuecat/linux-2.6.0-test9-serio.diff
>
> The driver has some pitfalls, such as standing between -all- serio
> devices capable of supporting a cuecat, and not just the ones with
> a cuecat on them (And it has no way to specify which ports to use),
> but hopefully I'll think of a good way to fix that before 0.0.3.
>
> The major number is dynamicly allocated -- If you aren't using devfs,
> check /proc/devices.
> The minor number for reading all cuecats is 0, and the minor number
> for individual cuecats is their [driver-assigned] index plus 1.
> Recommended names are:
> /dev/cuecat/cuecats
> /dev/cuecat/0
> /dev/cuecat/1
> and so on.

Hmm? A 2.6 input driver shouldn't create devices bz itself but rather use
the input core to communicated with the upper drivers like evdev or moused..

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