cirque smartcat touchpad
peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sun Nov 18 18:07:34 PST 2012
On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 04:37:49AM -0800, Sebastian Glita wrote:
> While trying a simple search whether Xorg supports this device:
> the 4-button USB touchpad, probably with "synaptics" driver, I couldn't find any RECENT (2011-2012) discussion.
> Is it recognized with the latest sources from cgit.freedesktop.org (mouse, evdev, synaptics)?
the main question is whether it is supported by the kernel. X hardly deals
with touchpads directly these days, it's handled by the (linux) kernel and
we see the evdev interface. So you need to first check if the kernel
> Do the 4-buttons work? The scroll?
yes, likely, if the kernel supports the touchpad.
> Do the "advanced gestures" work?
no, only scrolling. gestures are implemented on the client-side, so these
must be implemented by your client-stack (which may already do so, e.g.
newer GTK and Unity)
> Thank s.
> P.S.: The description from manufacturer:
> * Multi-finger Advanced Gestures available: scroll, zoom, rotate and more
> * Execute, browse at the touch of a finger
> * Zoom reduces or enlarges Office documents
> * Scroll moves horizontally & vertically
> * Right tap mimics a mouse right-click
> * GlideExtend® virtually eliminates the edge of the pad when dragging
> * Adjustable sounds, speed, sensitivity and orientation
> Product Highlights
> * Extra-large touch surface
> * Easy-to-find textured "right" click area
> * One-touch scroll, zoom and surf
> * Three (3) mechanical buttons supported
> * Withstands spills and abuse
> * Easy PS/2 or USB connectivity
> P.S.: A description from a seller website:
> Product Features
> * Intuitive design, simply glide finger on surface.
> * One-Touch Scroll and Zoom
> * Ability to go from fast screen movement to pixelpoint control
> * Activate vertical / horizontal scrolling at a touch of a finger
> Technical Details
> USB Keyboard
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