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Better Input Support In The Linux 3.5 Kernel

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Published on 24 May 2012 01:28 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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For the Linux 3.5 kernel there will be better touch/input device support.

The input pull was sent this morning for the Linux 3.5 merge window that features new input drivers and improvements to existing drivers. Below are the highlights.

- A new driver for the DA9052/DA9053 touch-screen controllers.

- A new input driver for the Synaptics
Navpoint.

- Support for the LM8333 key-pads.

- Wacom I2C touch-screen support.

- Updates to the ALPS and Sntelic touch-pad drivers.

- The Wacom input driver has been extended to support the Intuos5 under Linux.

- Device-tree binding support and various other clean-ups/fixes in other input drivers.

The 3.5 input pull request for Linux can be read on the mailing list archives.

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