[maemo-developers] disabling pressure information (for x11vnc)

From: Mike Cowlishaw mfc at acm.org
Date: Thu Apr 12 10:22:43 EEST 2007
> > I get the same problem as you with the x11vnc not responding to clicks
> > on
> > the docking/application bar. It's frustrating as heck because it was
> > inversely so neat to even find a vnc server for this. It is definately
> > an
> > x11vnc issue as I tried 2 different VNC viewers, and if I maximize
> > applications I can still register clicks in that area.
> I think the issue is that x11vnc uses the XTest protocol/extension to
> simulate the events at the device and XTest doesn't support pressure
> information.  Pressure information is needed for detecting whether
> the device is used with fingers or stylus.
> If you want to disable pressure information usage, you need to run
> the device X server with XInput protocol/extension disabled.  Just
> add  "-extension XInputExtension" to the /etc/init.d/x-server file
> X server options and reboot the device.  Note that if you make a mistake
> and X server doesn't start, your device could end up in a reboot loop.

That sounds promising!  Is there a 'safe' way to disable this (e.g., via an
installable applet)?


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