Input Device Support Gets Better For Linux 3.11
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 4 July 2013 at 05:38 PM EDT. 2 Comments
Support for newer hardware input devices should be better with the in-development Linux 3.11 kernel.

Prominent input changes for the Linux 3.11 merge window consist of:

- A new touchscreen driver to handle Cypress 4th generation touch devices.

- A new driver to provide PS/2 protocol support on the OLPC via a specialized controller.

- Patches for the 2013 Haswell MacBook Air.

- Various other changes and improvements.

More details on the input subsystem pull for the Linux 3.11 kernel can be found via its pull request.

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