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Bug 107518 - Adding kernel module support to linuxwacom ?
Summary: Adding kernel module support to linuxwacom ?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: X11 External Driver Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-28 09:12 UTC by kaouete
Modified: 2007-12-30 16:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description kaouete 2005-09-28 09:12:10 UTC

Could it be possible to have the kernel module of linuxwacom built with the ebuild ?

It could be interesting to have it by a USE flag.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Carsten Lohrke (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-09-28 09:50:00 UTC
Do it or don't, but please do not add an use flag for this..
Comment 2 Sudrien 2005-10-31 16:25:31 UTC
Configuring the extra module in 2.6.x doesn't require an entire kernel rebuild - says configuation
is required in the kernel anyways.
Comment 3 kaouete 2005-12-09 09:34:51 UTC
yes, it may need chonge in the kernel configuration, but, if peoples are using
the wacom module, they have these changes :)

I dont know what happened to this bug report but nothing had changed since a
loooong time with linuxwacomebuild, the same with the last version available
with lot of interesting changes for wacom users.
Comment 4 Matteo Azzali (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-29 10:51:15 UTC
Test bug #147537 if your tabled don't work anymore.... I'm actually using the
volito tablet on kernel 2.6.18...
Comment 5 Matteo Azzali (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-29 10:52:30 UTC
Ps: it requires you to build the kernel driver as a module and then overwrite it. But the driver provided with the ebuild is newer
Comment 6 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-12-30 16:14:57 UTC
There are ebuilds that enable building of the kernel module attached to bug 147537.

Please note that we will not support building of the external module in the tree, as it is included in the mainline kernel for quite a while now, and maintained there well. Please update your kernel before using the outside module.