Bug 5608 - Aiptek ProximityOut bug, needs upgrading from v1.5 to v1.8
Summary: Aiptek ProximityOut bug, needs upgrading from v1.5 to v1.8
Alias: None
Product: Drivers
Classification: Unclassified
Component: USB (show other bugs)
Hardware: i386 Linux
: P2 normal
Assignee: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Depends on:
Blocks: USB
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Reported: 2005-11-14 20:51 UTC by Alex Fuller
Modified: 2005-11-14 21:23 UTC (History)
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Kernel Version: >=2.6.10
Tree: Mainline
Regression: ---


Description Alex Fuller 2005-11-14 20:51:10 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: N/A kernel source for aiptek
tablet still v1.5 when latest is v1.8 which solves the bug. Kernels tested -
Ubuntu kernel 2.6.10, 2.6.12, Knoppix 4.0.2 kernel 2.6.12

Distribution: Ubuntu Linux Breezy Badger i386 & Knoppix 4.0.2 /w kernel 2.6.12

Hardware Environment: x86 /w athlon64, 1GB RAM, K8V SE Deluxe mobo, NVIDIA video

Software Environment: Any X11 desktop session eg. Gnome/KDE/random window
manager. The driver source for the aiptek in question is:
The latest aiptek source version can be obtained from
http://aiptektablet.sourceforge.net/ or http://sourceforge.net/projects/aiptektablet

Problem Description: The proximity out bug has been in the aiptek tablet driver,
making the device impossible to use under The GIMP and difficult to use in other
graphics programs. This has been indicated to be resolved in v1.8 of the driver
(I haven't tested myself), but the 2.6.12 kernel (and even the latest stable
2.6.14) still has v1.5 which still has the bug.

Steps to reproduce: Use the aiptek tablet under the gimp, which has been
correctly configured to use pressure sensitivity in the X11 conf and the gimp,
and the tablet will take over the mouse without returning it unless you kill the
gimp session.
Comment 1 Greg Kroah-Hartman 2005-11-14 21:23:00 UTC
Simple solution, someone send in the patch that upgrades the driver to 
the requested version, as per the Documentation/SubmittingPatches file.

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