[Debian] TSLIB_TSDEVICE no longer getting set

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Sat Nov 29 22:53:46 CET 2008

Hi Christopher,

Am Samstag, den 29.11.2008, 16:18 +0000 schrieb Christopher J. White:
> I've been trying to get gestikk [1] working, a mouse-gestures program
> that turns mouse gestures into keystrokes at the window manager level.
> This seems ideal for finger gestures to do things like scrolling,
> paging, etc in a generic fashion.

Nice program. What are you going to use as a toggle? AUX-Key?

> After working through package dependencies, and building a needed python
> module, I got it fulling installed and actually managed to get it to run
> and put it's icon in the tray.  Unfortunately, it requires
> right-click...i don't have the right-click tslib patch installed (yet),
> so I reran the program in a mode that allows configuration.  
> As soon as I did that, I seemed to lose pointer input.  /etc/init.d/nodm
> restart, reboot, all have no effect.
> I have traced it down to TSLIB_TSDEVICE no longer getting set.  If I
> manually export this set properly, and do startx, it works, I get my
> pointer back.
> I am running X as a normal user, but the same happens when reverting
> back to root as well.
> So, what happened?  I can't figure out how /etc/init.d/nodm is supposed
> to setup environment variables that tslib needs. 

AFAIR, it is not necessary anymore to set this variable,
if /etc/X11/xorg.conf and/or the udev rules are set up correctly – did
you by any chance modify that?

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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