New comer - Introduction

Andy Green andy at
Sun Jul 27 20:24:13 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| William Lai wrote:
|> On Jul 28, 2008, at 1:29 AM, Balaji Rao wrote:
|>> Hi,
|>> I'm a undergraduate student from India.  I got my FR yesterday. Now I'm
|>> looking to contribute heavily to Open Moko and help it succeed.
|> Welcome :)
|>> About my experience, I'm working on the linux kernel for about two
|>> years now.
|>> Besides that I've been working on various other user space
|>> applications like
|>> Mono, QT, python etc.
|>> But I prefer to work on the openmoko-kernel than any userspace
|>> application.
|>> Please point me to any bugs or any TODO's that I can begin with.

What bits of the kernel did you work on already?  Just asking in case we
have a hole in an area you are already familiar with.

|> I'll point one:
|> Cheers,
|> Will
| Sorry, William, but this isn't a kernel problem. This is most likely a
| problem in X. Screen orientation in the kernel remains constant. At
| least in all the devices I've worked on.

This used to work OK too, I don't think we broke it in kernel side.
Like Sean says the touchscreen driver itself has no idea what the
graphical side is doing about rotation, it continues to report the same
either way and the userspace end has responsibility to mess with it.

- -Andy
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