tablet PC input to XFree86?

Harold L Hunt II
Sat Mar 15 13:04:00 GMT 2003


You have tried it with the "-multiwindow" command-line parameter (be 
sure to remove any window manager from your startup script, such as 
"twm", etc.), right?

I am sure that if you mailed me one of these devices I could figure it 
out for you :)


JQ Johnson wrote:
> Has anyone looked into issues of non-standard (Tablet PC) input for XFree86?
> Windows XP Tablet Edition, for instance, has a rather nicely integrated
> voice and handwriting input system that simulates keyboard input.  Not
> surprisingly, it doesn't work with X applications:  I can run an X
> application such as xterm on my tablet PC and give it input using my pen by
> tapping on the Tablet PC Input Panel using the onscreen virtual keyboard,
> but I can not provide input using the writing pad or voice recognition.  The
> pen works adequately as a mouse, though having a pen that emulates a
> 2-button mouse that emulates a 3-button mouse is interesting.
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