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Mon Dec 24 18:39:36 EST 2007
That's all I'm after, really. Making an application that uses it
before the stable branch has drivers for it would be somewhat pointless.
On Dec 24, 2007, at 4:48 PM, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> Ross Andrews wrote:
>> I got my laptop through G1G1 last week, and I've been trying to
>> play with all the neat facets of the hardware, but I'm unable to
>> get the other mode of the touchpad (the stylus mode) to do
>> anything. Is there a particular activity that uses it? Is there
>> some way I can tell Pygame to read it, so I can play with it that
>> way? I figured that Paint would use it, but it doesn't seem to.
> One way to exercise the stylus mode is via the firmware selftests.
> Turn on via the power button, then immediately press and hold the
> big round directional button in the left direction.
> That will start a sequence of hardware diagnostics. Eventually it
> will get to the touchpad test. That test displays dots
> corresponding to samples received from the touchpad - blue dots for
> fingertip mode and yellow for stylus mode. Fingernail pressure
> works as a stylus surrogate.
> This selftest feature is of course useless for creating new
> applications that use the device, but it can demonstrate that the
> hardware is functional.
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