Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > Programming
User Name
Programming This forum is for all programming questions.
The question does not have to be directly related to Linux and any language is fair game.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-11-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Distribution: Kubuntu breezy, MDK10.2
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Question Howto write XF86 Input Module?

Hi all,

I'm trying to get an ELO 1229L USB touchscreen to work in linux. The USB part works fine, but I'm having problems with the X driver. The supplied driver (binary + some source) doesn't read the axes data correctly - it reads the Y-axis but expects to find the X-axis data elsewhere and thus never gets it.

So I've been looking at either correcting that driver or to write my own. The problem with correcting the existing driver is that that I can't compile it. It's already got this 1000-line Makefile generated by imake which contains settings that doesn't match my system. Also, the c source file tries to include xf86 headers which I don't know where to find! So I figured rewriting may be the easier option. But, I've been searching all day for some info on how to go about writing an Xserver Input Module (the modules typically in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/) but couldn't find anything! If anybody has any info on what I could look at, which packages I need to have installed, which header files I will need, ANYTHING, please let me know!!



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what xf86 module for sis660 j-ray Linux - Hardware 1 11-30-2005 04:40 AM
An application that allows you to write in Simplified Chinese from pinyin input? Erik_the_Red Linux - Software 1 06-06-2005 01:20 PM
read the input file and write in the given format suchi_s Programming 8 12-17-2004 01:12 AM
Howto disable user input on the console? jpan Programming 15 08-13-2004 01:29 AM
C prog..except input ,write to textfile?? kato678 Programming 1 02-21-2002 01:09 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration