it's working/Enough

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Fri Sep 5 07:24:34 PDT 2008

Peter Hutterer wrote:

OK, I finally caught up with all the mail.  You folks have been great, you don't
need to email me any more, your input was just the kind of guidance I was
seeking, now I need to implement.  If you're busy (and that sounds like a fairly
silly question) then just put me off to the back-burner while I make things
better.  Also, I'm also going to comment the bejesus out of this, so it's a
bigger help to folks than some of the things I saw.

Again, thanks

> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 11:31:18PM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote:
>> If they're actual keys, you can use xf86PostKeyEvent.  If not ... just
>> ignore it for now.  We need to be able to map given areas of particular
>> devices' co-ord space to given areas of CRTCs, AFAICT.  Being able to
>> grab particular (obviously non-overlapping) areas would probably be
>> quite useful for shortcuts, etc, but this may be overkill: maybe we
>> just want key events, rather than Button/Motion events on shortcut
>> areas.
> I daresay that just having a way to tell the device which areas are sensitive
> is enough. To the server, soft buttons should not look different than a
> physical button on the device and it's the driver's job to ensure that. 
> So tell the driver where the soft buttons are (i.e. property), and then the
> driver then emits key events instead of motion/button events on this area.
> Cheers,
>   Peter

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