These touchpad eschew the traditional driver and instead dump a raw event stream to the host OS, and the OS is responsible for interpreting it. In Windows, these touchpad are excellent, and rival Apple hardware.
If I buy a laptop with a Microsoft Precision Touchpad, how does Linux handle it? Does the pad work with the Synaptic drivers because the hardware is made by Synaptics? Or does whatever distro you're using itself handle and interpret the event stream, like Windows 10 does?
People (including Dell!) have installed Ubuntu on Dell XPS machines which feature PTP hardware, so I know it works. I want to know if it works as well in Linux as it does in Windows, and if it doesn't, what the configuration options are.submitted by /u/PointiestStick
I've been reading through Linux Journey to learn more about Linux. In the Device Names section of the Devices lesson it talks about pseudo devices, specifically /dev/null, /dev/random and /dev/zero. I was wondering what the point of these devices, and similar devices, are. Isn't it useless to have a device file that just outputs zeros or random digits? Any sort of clearance on this would be appreciated.submitted by /u/TheGreatDarthTater
We told you yesterday that GNOME 3.22 users are in for a treat this week as the project's developers are hard at work to unleash the second and last stable update to the series, GNOME 3.22.2, due for release on November 9, 2016.