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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY libevdev-version "1.5.9">
8
9 <!ENTITY libevdev-download-http "https://www.freedesktop.org/software/libevdev/libevdev-&libevdev-version;.tar.xz">
10 <!ENTITY libevdev-download-ftp " ">
11 <!ENTITY libevdev-md5sum "a1ca11e961c1efed720fac4130881904">
12 <!ENTITY libevdev-size "400 KB">
13 <!ENTITY libevdev-buildsize "7.0 MB (with tests)">
14 <!ENTITY libevdev-time "0.3 SBU (with tests)">
15]>
16
17 <!-- Begin Xorg libevdev Driver -->
18 <sect2 id="libevdev" xreflabel="libevdev-&libevdev-version;">
19
20 <sect2info>
21 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
22 <date>$Date$</date>
23 </sect2info>
24
25 <title>libevdev &libevdev-version;</title>
26
27 <indexterm zone="libevdev">
28 <primary sortas="a-libevdev">libevdev</primary>
29 </indexterm>
30
31 <sect3 role="package">
32 <title>Introduction to libevdev</title>
33
34 <para>
35 The <application>libevdev</application> package contains common
36 functions for Xorg input drivers.
37 </para>
38
39 &lfs83_checked;
40
41 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Package Information</bridgehead>
42 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
43 <listitem>
44 <para>
45 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&libevdev-download-http;"/>
46 </para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>
50 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&libevdev-download-ftp;"/>
51 </para>
52 </listitem>
53 <listitem>
54 <para>
55 Download MD5 sum: &libevdev-md5sum;
56 </para>
57 </listitem>
58 <listitem>
59 <para>
60 Download size: &libevdev-size;
61 </para>
62 </listitem>
63 <listitem>
64 <para>
65 Estimated disk space required: &libevdev-buildsize;
66 </para>
67 </listitem>
68 <listitem>
69 <para>
70 Estimated build time: &libevdev-time;
71 </para>
72 </listitem>
73 </itemizedlist>
74
75 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">libevdev Dependencies</bridgehead>
76<!--
77 <bridgehead renderas="sect5">Required</bridgehead>
78 <para role="required">
79 <xref linkend="python2"/> or <xref linkend="python3"/>
80 </para>
81-->
82 <bridgehead renderas="sect5">Optional</bridgehead>
83 <para role="optional">
84 <xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
85 <xref linkend="python2"/>, and
86 <xref linkend="valgrind"/> (optional for tests)
87 </para>
88
89 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
90 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/libevdev"/>
91 </para>
92 </sect3>
93
94 <sect3 role="kernel" id="libevdev-kernel">
95 <title>Kernel Configuration</title>
96
97 <para>
98 Enable the following options in the kernel configuration and recompile the
99 kernel if necessary:
100 </para>
101
102<screen><literal>Device Drivers ---&gt;
103 Input device support ---&gt;
104 &lt;*&gt; Generic input layer (needed for...) [CONFIG_INPUT]
105 &lt;*&gt; Event interface [CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV]
106 [*] Miscellaneous devices ---&gt; [CONFIG_INPUT_MISC]
107 &lt;*&gt; User level driver support [CONFIG_INPUT_UINPUT]</literal></screen>
108
109 <indexterm zone="libevdev libevdev-kernel">
110 <primary sortas="d-libevdev">libevdev</primary>
111 </indexterm>
112 </sect3>
113
114 <sect3 role="installation">
115 <title>Installation of libevdev</title>
116
117 <para>
118 Install <application>libevdev</application> by running the following
119 commands:
120 </para>
121
122<screen><userinput>./configure $XORG_CONFIG &amp;&amp;
123make</userinput></screen>
124
125 <para>
126 The regression tests can be run as the <systemitem
127 class="username">root</systemitem> user with <command>make
128 check</command>, in a graphical session. Note that on some systems, the
129 tests may cause a hard lockup and require a reboot.
130 </para>
131
132 <para>
133 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
134 </para>
135
136<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
137 </sect3>
138
139 <sect3 role="content">
140 <title>Contents</title>
141
142 <segmentedlist>
143 <segtitle>Installed Xorg Programs</segtitle>
144 <segtitle>Installed Xorg Library</segtitle>
145 <segtitle>Installed Xorg Directory</segtitle>
146
147 <seglistitem>
148 <seg>
149 libevdev-tweak-device, mouse-dpi-tool, and touchpad-edge-detector
150 </seg>
151 <seg>
152 libevdev.so
153 </seg>
154 <seg>
155 $XORG_PREFIX/include/libevdev-1.0
156 </seg>
157 </seglistitem>
158 </segmentedlist>
159
160 <variablelist>
161 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
162 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
163 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
164
165 <varlistentry id="libevdev-tweak-device">
166 <term><command>libevdev-tweak-device</command></term>
167 <listitem>
168 <para>
169 is a tool to change some kernel device properties.
170 </para>
171 <indexterm zone="libevdev libevdev-tweak-device">
172 <primary sortas="b-libevdev-tweak-device">libevdev-tweak-device</primary>
173 </indexterm>
174 </listitem>
175 </varlistentry>
176
177 <varlistentry id="mouse-dpi-tool">
178 <term><command>mouse-dpi-tool</command></term>
179 <listitem>
180 <para>
181 is a tool to estimate the resolution of a mouse.
182 </para>
183 <indexterm zone="libevdev mouse-dpi-tool">
184 <primary sortas="b-mouse-dpi-tool">mouse-dpi-tool</primary>
185 </indexterm>
186 </listitem>
187 </varlistentry>
188
189 <varlistentry id="touchpad-edge-detector">
190 <term><command>touchpad-edge-detector</command></term>
191 <listitem>
192 <para>
193 touchpad-edge-detector is a tool that reads the touchpad events
194 from the kernel and calculates the minimum and maximum for the x
195 and y coordinates, respectively.
196 </para>
197 <indexterm zone="libevdev touchpad-edge-detector">
198 <primary sortas="b-touchpad-edge-detector">touchpad-edge-detector</primary>
199 </indexterm>
200 </listitem>
201 </varlistentry>
202
203 <varlistentry id="libevdev-lib">
204 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libevdev.so</filename></term>
205 <listitem>
206 <para>
207 is a library of Xorg driver input functions.
208 </para>
209 <indexterm zone="libevdev libevdev-lib">
210 <primary sortas="c-libevdev-lib">ebvdev.so</primary>
211 </indexterm>
212 </listitem>
213 </varlistentry>
214
215 </variablelist>
216
217 </sect3>
218
219 </sect2>
220 <!-- End Xorg Evdev Driver -->
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