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Date:	Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:45:47 -0400
From:	Benjamin Tissoires <>
To:	Przemo Firszt <>
Subject: Re: [Linuxwacom-devel] [PATCH 06/15] Input - wacom: install LED/OLED
 sysfs files in the HID device instead of USB

Hi Przemo,

On Jul 03 2014 or thereabouts, Przemo Firszt wrote:
> Quoting Benjamin Tissoires <>:
> >Removes one more dependency over USB, but requires some changes in
> >the user space to find the sysfs files correctly.
> >
> >This patch breaks the user space. However, the number of program
> >accessing the LEDs is quite limited and we can easily patch them
> >to handle the new HID behavior.
> [..]
> Hi Bejnamin,
> If you get the green light to break the user space we might as well think
> about getting it in line with led/oled over bluetooth (intuos4 wireless) or
> the other way around.

I think it would be easier to fix the bluetooth (current hid) driver. I
think you already implemented the bluetooth handling in gnome 3.12 and
3.13, but having an uniform way of accessing the LEDs/OLEDs would be

> The biggest user of led/oled functionality is gnome and there are also a few
> small projects that would stop working after that change. I can fix i4oled
> project easily, i4oled-gui is based on gnome handling oleds.

I tried i4oled-gui last week or so, and patching g-s-d was enough. That
was a good idea to rely on gnome internals for your tool :)

> Patching those 2 should be enough to fix gnome:

Yes, those two are sufficient enough. I had to make the patches
( so I could test that nothing
was broken. I'll submit those as soon as the fate of this conversion is

The current libwacom code also need a fix to handle the hid devices
(bluetooth and this series), and I have to send it for a while now :(


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