A tablet driver question

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Wed May 20 05:12:22 UTC 2009


On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 09:49:22PM -0700, Steven Hunt wrote:
> Hello list,
> 
> I bought myself a super-cheap USB drawing tablet, and (shocker)
> there's no linux driver that supports it.

What device is it?

> Using SnoopyPro, I was able to reverse-engineer the messages that get
> passed back and forth to the device, so I'm pretty sure I know exactly
> how the thing works.  Given that information, how hard would it be to
> make a driver for it, or extend an existing one?

It all depends on what type of data the device sends back.  If it is a
HID device, it might be trivial.  If it's a custom protocol, it's much
harder.

good luck,

greg k-h



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