I have retained the advantage of the better touch-pad on ‘Klystron’.

When I received my Hewlett-Packard laptop in 2013, it came with Windows 8.1 installed, and I had named it ‘Maverick’. One feature it had, and which I was afraid to lose, should I take Windows off it and replace that with Linux, was the very fine quality of its touch-pad, which on many laptops replaces a mouse. This one touch-pad is so subtle, that it forms an effective replacement for a mouse, while on most earlier laptops, I found that I needed to replace the internal pointing device, with a Bluetooth mouse. The way this works can easily be a software detail.

Well now that this laptop is running Linux, and is renamed ‘Klystron’, I find that again, the functioning of its touch-pad is smooth and satisfactory enough, not to require replacement with an external, Bluetooth mouse.

I think though that this fact is not so much due to Debian / Linux being able to support a “Synaptics Touch-Pad” in general, but rather due to how Kanotix / Spitfire has been set up out-of-the-box, to recognize a lot of different hardware options from the Live USB Key, by Kanotix Developers.

In a similar way, I have never been able to set up a graphics chip-set or card, just using straight Debian. I have always needed to rely on the special scripts and abilities that Kanotix comes bundled with, to install my graphics card. This does not really mean that I could never learn. I have just never had to do so manually.

Dirk

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

One thought on “I have retained the advantage of the better touch-pad on ‘Klystron’.”

  1. Hi, I do believe this is a great web site.
    I stumbledupon it ;) I may come back yet again since I bookmarked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please Prove You Are Not A Robot *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>