[chuck-users] odd hid issue (touchpad)

Hans Aberg haberg at math.su.se
Fri Jul 17 17:19:10 EDT 2009

On 17 Jul 2009, at 07:03, Kassen wrote:

> Last night I found a bit of a odd issue with a touchpad on a laptop  
> running Linux. I tried to open the mouse as a HID device and it  
> correctly found the one mouse attached, being the build in touchpad  
> which it described as acting through ps2 (I believe that's normal  
> for touchpads). The odd thing is that ChucK didn't get any data from  
> it when moving my finger over it or clicking the buttons.

Sorry, I was thinking about a graphics tablet. I'm looking on
The HID protocols are evidently only for USB connections.

So if your trackpad is acting through PS/2
that is a different API. Don't know how that works - the last one I  
saw was on a Mac made in the mid-1990s.


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