[PD] Ubuntu 8.1 HID object

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Apr 3 17:45:47 CEST 2009

I think its a permissions issue, there was some discussion in the past  
about it, but I don't remember off hand what the resolution was.   
Check the archives.  Basically, Ubuntu recently made it harder to get  
the HID data in the interest of security.  Hmm, this should be a FAQ  
entry, but I don't think it is...


On Apr 3, 2009, at 8:04 AM, tfric at learnkanji.ca wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been unable to get the Ubuntu HID object working with my  
> mouse or
> my Wacom Graphire4 in Ubuntu 8.1. I am currently using Wintablet in
> windows but to use it the top window has to be wintablet, not PD so PD
> can't get keyboard events at the same time as wacom events.
> I don't get error messages but no events come out. I searched the mail
> archives and followed the advice there. I am not getting any output  
> when I
> do sudo cat /dev/input/event0-10 or /dev/input/mouse0 or /dev/input/ 
> mice
> or /dev/input/wacom. The Xorg.conf doesn't contain anything related to
> Wacom, it is all handled by HAL in Ubuntu 8.1. Is that where the  
> problem
> is coming from? Has anyone sorted this out already?
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