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Old 02-18-2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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looking for a PC touch pad

I've searched for touch pads but every post was for a laptop. I'd like to get a touch pad for my 386 PC and am wondering if there are any that people have working well with linux. I've found a few names (Cirque, Easy Cat, Interlink, etc), but none appear on the HCL. thanks
Old 02-18-2006, 09:29 AM   #2
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You could try one of those mini keyboards with a built-in touchpad. I have used one myself and I was very pleased with it. The one I tried connected with two regular PS/2 ports (like traditional keyboard) so configuration was no problem - just like a regular keyboard and a regular PS/2 mouse. These keyboards come with USB connections as well.

Old 02-18-2006, 11:58 AM   #3
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I'd prefer to be able to situate the touch pad wherever I like. Having it attached to the keyboard does not allow that. The stand-alone pad is definitely what I'm after
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in General and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

This isn't really Linux-related. Maybe something like this?
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If it really is a 386, it won't have a USB port.
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I know there are drawing pads out there, that I believe function as a mouse. I'm not sure how they work with linux, but I'm pretty sure some of them will act like a mouse
Old 02-19-2006, 09:08 AM   #7
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J.W. - Thanks for moving it to get more exposure. It is definitely Linux related. I know the TP would work with windows. I need to know if people have had success getting one to work well with Linux.

I said it is a 386, but I was using that as a general term, rightly or wrongly. I do have USB on my Athlon XP system.

The pad is supposed to take the place of a mouse, like on a laptop. The only maker of touchpads that I've seen mentioned on the forum only make the pads for laptops. There have been issues with getting them to work correctly, but people have had success. It's the more obscure makers that I need to know about. I just think of the issues with gettng printers to work in Linux and know I can't take for granted that any pad will work.


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