The Input Driver Updates For Linux 5.3 Bring New Hardware Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 14 July 2019 at 12:04 AM EDT. 3 Comments
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The input and HID subsystem updates were sent in this week with various hardware support additions and improvements.

The HID changes for Linux 5.3 include:

- Wacom MobileStudio Pro support, a $1500~2220 USD high-end professional pen computer / tablet.

- Wacom Intuos Pro Small "2nd Gen" support, a small drawing tablet priced at under $200 USD.

- The Logitech driver now has the USB ID for the 27MHz MX3000 receiver.

- Support for the Ugee Rainbow CV720 graphics tablet.

Meanwhile the input updates for Linux 5.3 include:

- Long overdue support for the Saitek R440 Force Racing Wheel.

- Elan touchpad driver improvements for better SMBus compatibility/support by first querying device parameters in PS/2 mode.

- SMBUS is now enabled in the Synaptics driver for the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 trackpad.

- Many iforce joystick driver updates.

- Various other fixes.
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