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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] autodetection of multitouch devices
On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 11:25:38PM +0200, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 22:32, Stéphane Chatty <chatty@enac.fr> wrote:
> >
> > Le 26 sept. 2011 à 16:47, Jiri Kosina a écrit :
> >
> >> On Mon, 26 Sep 2011, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> >>
> >>>>> These two patches finally enable the kernel to handle multitouch devices correctly.
> >>>>> If a device presents in its report descriptors the usage Contact ID, then it is considered as
> >>>>> a multitouch device and handled by hid-multitouch.
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi Banjamin,
> >>>>
> >>>> thanks a lot for working on this. I have now queued the patches in my
> >>>> tree.
> >>>
> >>> Hi Benjamin,
> >>>
> >>> Late as it seems, here are a couple of questions:
> >>>
> >>> 1. How was this tested? By removing all white-listed devices in
> >>> hid-multitouch.c to see if the usual suspects are still picked up?
>
> Well, nearly all the devices that has been included since March passed
> the first patch (I had it in my queue since a long time).
> For now, only Stantum products are known to not work with this patch
> if we remove them from hid_have_special_driver.

I see, thanks.

> As for the blacklist problem, we also know that this is not very
> beautiful, but we are working on a better solution. For the moment, it
> just allows people to have their device working out of the box
> (crossing fingers).

It is great that you share a working solution for most cases, but it
does not look like mainline material yet, does it. A clean solution
should probably modify the driver selection mechanism on a deeper
level, or at least make use of the current whitelist.

Thanks,
Henrik
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