Generic 'input device' layer
nsouch at free.fr
Fri Dec 3 13:40:03 PST 2004
On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 08:49:22AM +0100, Philip Paeps wrote:
> I've been spending the last few weeks writing and hacking touchscreen drivers
> in the Linux kernel for one of my clients. Thanks to the simple 'input core'
> framework, this was pretty easy to do. It wasn't fun, but it was easy.
> Trying to port these drivers to FreeBSD is a lot more painful than it should
> be, and I'm finding myself duplicating heaps of code (translating absolute
> coordinates to dx/dy motions, mapping buttons, etc).
> Has anyone else tried to write something like 'input core' for FreeBSD? A
> quick Google doesn't turn up anything of particular interest.
> Basically, I'm looking for a way to get from hardware events to something
> syscons will understand, without having to do all sorts of really disgusting
> magic in sys/isa/psm.c or usr.sbin/moused/moused.c.
> If no one else is working on this, I'd like to solicit ideas for what others
> would like this interface to look like, and I'll go and write it myself :-)
> Ideas are welcome!
Is the userland side of such a library.
Is an attempt to have KGI the kernel side of GGI under FreeBSD.
Have you ever heard about GGI? You should start from it before KGI.
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