Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 6 August 2014 at 10:16 AM EDT. 2 Comments
HARDWARE --
The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window.

Jiri Kosina's HID pull request for Linux 3.17 features the following prominent work:

- The Sony HID driver features improved support for the SIXAXIS device support. The SIXAXIS gamepad line was part of the original Sony PlayStation 3.

- Microsoft's HyperV HID driver can now be used as a wake-up source for the system. This allows using the mouse to wake-up a Microsoft HyperV VM after the VM has entered a frozen/sleep state.

- The Lenovo HID driver is now more generic and supports more devices, including the Compact Bluetooth/USB keyboard.

- The HID Hunion driver supports a wider range of tablets.

There's also other bug-fixes and smaller additions in this pull request that changes up around 1,000 lines of code for the Linux kernel's HID drivers. The list of changes in full can be found via this e-mail.

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