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AIPTEK

Section: Devices and Network Interfaces (4)
Updated: xf86-input-aiptek 1.0.1
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NAME

aiptek - Aiptek USB Digital Tablet Input Driver for Linux  

SYNOPSIS

Section N'34'InputDeviceN'34'
  Identifier N'34'idevnameN'34'
  Driver N'34'aiptekN'34'
  Option N'34'DeviceN'34'   N'34'devpathN'34'
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DESCRIPTION

aiptek is an Xorg input driver for Aiptek HyperPen USB-based tablet devices. This driver only supports the USB protocol, and only under Linux; for RS-232C-based HyperPens, please see the "hyperpen" driver.

The aiptek driver functions as a pointer input device, and may be used as the X server's core pointer.  

SUPPORTED HARDWARE

This driver supports the Aiptek HyperPen 4000U, 5000U, 6000U, 8000U and 12000U USB-based input tablet on some Linux platforms.  

CONFIGURATION DETAILS

Please refer to xorg.conf(5x) for general configuration details and for options that can be used with all input drivers. This section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

Multiple instances of the Aiptek devices can cohabit. It can be useful to define multiple devices with different active zones. Each device supports the following entries:

Option Type stylus|eraser|cursor
sets the type of tool the device represent. This option is mandatory.
Option Device path
sets the path to the special file which represents serial line where the tablet is plugged. You have to specify it for each subsection with the same value if you want to have multiple devices with the same tablet. This option is mandatory.
Option USB on
specifies that you are using the USB bus to communicate with your tablet. This setting is mandatory, as USB is the only protocol supported by this driver.
Option DeviceName name
sets the name of the X device.
Option Mode Relative|Absolute
sets the mode of the device.
Option HistorySize number
sets the motion history size. By default the value is zero.
Option AlwaysCore on
enables the sharing of the core pointer. When this feature is enabled, the device will take control of the core pointer (and thus will emit core events) and at the same time will be able, when asked so, to report extended events. You can use the last available integer feedback to control this feature. When the value of the feedback is zero, the feature is disabled. The feature is enabled for any other value.
Option XTop number
First of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the X coordinate of the top corner of the active zone. "TopX" is a synonym.
Option YTop number
First of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the Y coordinate of the top corner of the active zone. "TopY" is a synonym.
Option XBottom Inumber
First of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the X coordinate of the bottom corner of the active zone. "BottomX" is a synonym.
Option YBottom number
First of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the Y coordinate of the bottom corner of the active zone. "BottomY" is a synonym.
Option XMax number
Second of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the the X coordinate of the bottom corner of the active zone. The Top X corner's coordinate is fixed at 0. "MaxX" is a synonym.
Option YMax number
Second of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the the Y coordinate of the bottom corner of the active zone. The Top Y corner's coordinate is fixed at 0. "MaxY" is a synonym.
Option XOffset number
Third of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the X coordinate of the top corner of the active zone. "OffsetX" is a synonym.
Option YOffset number
Third of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the Y coordinate of the top corner of the active zone. "OffsetY" is a synonym.
Option XSize number
Third of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the X coordinate of the bottom corner of the active zone. Unlike others, this parameter is expressed in relative coordinates from the "XOffset" parameter. "XSize" is a synonym.
Option YSize number
Third of three sets of parameters to set the active zone. This sets the Y coordinate of the bottom corner of the active zone. Unlike others, this parameter is expressed in relative coordinates from the "YOffset" parameter. "YSize" is a synonym.
Option ZMin number
Minimum pressure reading that will be accepted from the Stylus tool. "MinZ" is a synonym.
Option ZMax number
Maximum pressure reading that will be accepted from the Stylus tool. "MaxZ" is a synonym.
Option XThreshold number
Minimal change in X coordinate position that will be accepted as data input. "ThresholdX" is a synonym.
Option YThreshold number
Minimal change in Y coordinate position that will be accepted as data input. "ThresholdY" is a synonym.
Option ZThreshold number
Minimal change in pressure reading that will be accepted as data input. "ThresholdZ" is a synonym.
Option InvX on
Inverts X coordinate reports. "XInv" is a synonym.
Option InvY on
Inverts Y coordinate reports. "YInv" is a synonym.
Option Pressure soft|hard|linear
Pressure reports either delivered in linearly incremental values (default), or perturbed by one of two log-linear algorithms ("soft" or "hard".)
Option KeepShape on
When this option is enabled, the active zone begins according to TopX and TopY. The bottom corner is adjusted to keep the ratio width/height of the active zone the same as the screen while maximizing the area described by the active area set of parameters, XTop/YTop/XBottom/YBottom, XMax/YMax, or XOffset/YOffset/XSize/YSize.
Option DebugLevel number
sets the level of debugging info reported.

This driver is currently Linux specific.

 

SEE ALSO

Xorg(1x), xorg.conf(5x), xorgconfig(1x), Xserver(1x), X(7), hyperpen(4).  

AUTHORS

Bryan W. Headley <bheadley@earthlink.net>  

PROJECT PAGE

http://aiptektablet.sourceforge.net tracks ongoing development of this driver, the Linux kernel driver, and a GUI front-end application that works in concert with the above.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
SUPPORTED HARDWARE
CONFIGURATION DETAILS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
PROJECT PAGE




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