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Bug 108861 - wacom driver and modular x
Summary: wacom driver and modular x
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: X11 External Driver Maintainers
: 108862 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 112004
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Reported: 2005-10-11 06:02 UTC by Hanno Böck
Modified: 2006-01-29 04:48 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2005-10-11 06:02:34 UTC
There is currently no xf86-input-wacom package and the separate linuxwacom 
ebuild doesn't work with modular x.
Comment 1 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2005-10-11 06:08:39 UTC
*** Bug 108862 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Joshua Baergen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-12 08:23:47 UTC
What's wrong with the ebuild version?

There is no xf86-input-wacom in xorg CVS, probably because the driver is external...
Comment 3 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2005-10-21 09:34:40 UTC
In the past, the wacom-driver was always part of xorg, you only needed to 
install it externally if you wanted an updated version. 
At the moment, the linuxwacom-ebuild is not installable (needs xorg with the 
sdk-useflag, no idea how this works out in the modular ebuilds, probably 
completely different due to the new build system) and there is no modularized 
version of the one in the xorg-tree. 
Comment 4 Sudrien 2005-10-31 16:16:06 UTC
You're sure you are not looking for x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev? And there is a
patch at that actually makes -sdk
work with linuxwacom.

Comment 5 R. Bosch 2005-11-12 08:27:14 UTC
IIRC, evdev is the support layer for wacom and other event/input devices.
For now I've copied a to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input from my
workstation ;)
Comment 6 Mike Auty (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-11-13 08:08:14 UTC
As far as I'm aware, the plan was to drop native wacom support in favour of a
separate linuxwacom package, since the built in one was vastly out of date, and
the linuxwacom package fits in perfectly in a modular setting.

I've also just submitted an alternative patch to bug 101674 which should allow
it to be installed without problem.  Unfortunately it does still install it in
the wrong place (/usr/lib/modules/input rather than
/usr/lib/xorg/modules/input), but a small bit of ebuild logic should be able to
determine where to install it as necessary.
Comment 7 Hanno Böck gentoo-dev 2006-01-29 04:48:43 UTC
I think this is out of date, linuxwacom-0.7.2 installs fine with modular x.