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Date:	Thu, 3 Jan 2013 10:50:42 +0100 (CET)
From:	Jiri Kosina <>
To:	Benjamin Tissoires <>
Cc:	Dmitry Torokhov <>,
	Henrik Rydberg <>,
	Stephane Chatty <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/11] Support of dual pen/multitouch and new default
 for win 7 certified devices

On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:

> Last week, I received two new interesting devices report:
> - N-trig win 8 certified pen/touch panel
> - Samsung Nexio 42"

Bejmanin, Henrik, what are the plans with this patchset please? Planning 
respin for 3.9?


> N-trig device
> -------------
> The first one is the origin of patches 1 to 6.
> The multiouch part worked flawlessly with the win 8 patches I sent before,
> but the pen part was completely ignored.
> I could have used the quirk MULTI_INPUT, but by testing this quirk against
> several devices report I have (, it
> was a pain because some of them create 4 or 5 useless inputs.
> I choose to allow the hid driver to control the creation of input devices, thus
> patches 1 to 3.
> Nexio device
> ------------
> The second one was more problematic. Indeed, it was not working at all with the
> current release of hid-multitouch. I had several ghost points, and any of the
> available quirks worked.
> I finaly found the trick, and this trick applies to all the win7 and win8
> devices I saw so far (same url as before).
> So I think I finally understood why the windows driver was better than us: it
> first looks at the announced contact count, and treat only the right number. It
> was so simple... and it works so well...
> However, for us, I need to get this information from the raw_event because most
> of the devices put the contact count field at the end of the report.
> I also decided to change the default class as it is much more tolerant than the
> previous one. I could have changed all the devices, but in the end, I changed
> only those that get a benefit and that I could test.
> Debug tool
> ----------
> I was able to discover this trick only recently because I made a small C program
> that allows me to replay the hid events through hid-multitouch. The code is
> here: and you will need a kernel 3.6
> to make it work (it requires uhid).
> However, be careful, this program can be the root of many kernel oopses if the
> targeted hid module tries to directly handle the usb or with any of the usbhid
> function.
> So, Henrik, I really need you to push your abstraction of usbhid in all hid
> modules :)
> Anyway, this tool can be very helpful to debug hid devices, that's why I share
> it there... and also because I work for an open-source company :)
> Happy reviewing.
> Cheers,
> Benjamin
> Benjamin Tissoires (11):
>   HID: hid-input factorize hid_input allocation
>   HID: hid-input: simplify hid_input allocation and registration
>   HID: hid-input: export hidinput_allocation function
>   HID: hid-multitouch: creates and handle stylus report with dual-sensors
>   HID: hid-multitouch: manually send sync event for pen input report
>   HID: hid-multitouch: append " Pen" to the name of the stylus input
>   HID: hid-multitouch: rename MT_CLS_DEFAULT into MT_CLS_NSMU
>   HID: hid-multitouch: add support for Nexio 42" panel
>   HID: hid-multitouch: check if ContactCount is given for default quirk
>   HID: hid-multitouch: fix protocol for 3 devices
>   HID: hid-multitouch: use MT_QUIRK_CONTACT_COUNT_ACCURATE for win 8 devices
>  drivers/hid/hid-ids.h        |   3 +
>  drivers/hid/hid-input.c      | 100 +++++++++++++---------
>  drivers/hid/hid-multitouch.c | 198 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------
>  include/linux/hid.h          |   1 +
>  4 files changed, 229 insertions(+), 73 deletions(-)
> -- 
> 1.8.0

Jiri Kosina
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