How do I make Xglamo read directly from the touchscreen?

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Sun Dec 28 02:12:34 CET 2008

On Sun, 28 Dec 2008 00:27:18 +0000 Andy Green <andy at> babbled:

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> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> | all in all - the point here isn't to remove tslib - just turn off
> | tslib's filtering! keep it. just disable what you don't need anymore!
> Yes that's the default situation we are at right now.
> But, there is the question about proposing this upstream, it seems it
> can be a more meaningful story to just say with this technique userspace
> can "use a clean input event device directly" without tslib if desired.

holger said it and it got lost in all the filtering talk:

what if you want right-mouse emulation? tslib does this already. removing it
removes the ability to configure it/turn it on. not to mention other things you
may want to do. also removing it is "work". turning off filtering is almost not
work. :)

> So I don't think this is necessarily an immediate agitation to remove
> tslib in OM stuff since we're working fine with it there but not doing
> anything, it's more about proving for ourselves and being able to show
> we can replace it and answer the kind of issues that Holger raises.
> This is with the idea that it overall can get more consideration for the
> kernel filter concept upstream.
> Maybe later, if that's done, people will start to wonder why tslib is
> still necessary when we have a clean input device, but it's not today's
> problem directly for us.

the problem is - a newer device or some other device not made by om then may
or may not use tslib and thus now configuration etc. etc. all works
differently. it makes life harder to maintain a consistent distribution across
multiple devices. maintaining consistency is GOOD. :) move as much as possible
to config. :)

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