Linux 4.4 HID: Better Skylake Touchpads, Corsair K90 & Logitech G29 Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 7 November 2015 at 08:05 AM EST. 3 Comments
The HID driver updates were mailed in on Friday for the Linux 4.4 merge window.

The HID driver changes for Linux 4.4 include better handling of Intel Skylake Windows 8 precision touchpads, better support for Wacom's Intuos and Cintiq 2 devices, the addition of the Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard driver, Logitech G29 Driving Force game steering wheel support, and other improvements throughout the HID subsystem.

The Vengeance K90 driver is done by a community developer and coming bit late to the game that this high-end Corsair keyboard can no longer easily be found new for purchase. The Logitech G29 driving force race wheel looks pretty nice for Linux gamers, but will cost you nearly $400 USD. As is sadly the case with most gaming/enthusiast peripherals, this support patch wasn't done by the company itself (Logitech) but others from the community trying to make their hardware play nicely on Linux.

More details via this pull request.
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