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Howto configure the Linux kernel / drivers / usb / input


USB Input driver configuration


  • Option: USB_HID
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) USB Human Interface Device (full HID) support
    • depends on USB
      Say Y here if you want full HID support to connect keyboards, mice, joysticks, graphic tablets, or any other HID based devices to your computer via USB. You also need to select HID Input layer support (below) if you want to use keyboards, mice, joysticks and the like ... as well as Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and monitor control devices.
      You can't use this driver and the HIDBP (Boot Protocol) keyboard and mouse drivers at the same time. More information is available: <file:Documentation/input/input.txt>.
      If unsure, say Y.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called usbhid.

"Input core support is needed for USB HID input layer or HIDBP support"

    • depends on USB_HID && INPUT=n


  • Option: USB_HIDINPUT
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) HID input layer support
    • default y
    • depends on INPUT && USB_HID
      Say Y here if you want to use a USB keyboard, mouse or joystick, or any other HID input device.
      If unsure, say Y.


  • Option: HID_FF
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) Force feedback support (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on USB_HIDINPUT && EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here is you want force feedback support for a few HID devices. See below for a list of supported devices.
      See <file:Documentation/input/ff.txt> for a description of the force feedback API.
      If unsure, say N.


  • Option: HID_PID
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) PID Devices (Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2)
    • depends on HID_FF
      Say Y here if you have a PID-compliant joystick and wish to enable force feedback for it. The Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 is one such device.


  • Option: LOGITECH_FF
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) Logitech WingMan *3D support
    • depends on HID_FF
      Say Y here if you have one of these devices: - Logitech WingMan Cordless RumblePad - Logitech WingMan Force 3D and if you want to enable force feedback for them. Note: if you say N here, this device will still be supported, but without force feedback.


  • Option: THRUSTMASTER_FF
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) ThrustMaster FireStorm Dual Power 2 support (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on HID_FF && EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here if you have a THRUSTMASTER FireStore Dual Power 2, and want to enable force feedback support for it. Note: if you say N here, this device will still be supported, but without force feedback.


  • Option: USB_HIDDEV
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off) /dev/hiddev raw HID device support
    • depends on USB_HID
      Say Y here if you want to support HID devices (from the USB specification standpoint) that aren't strictly user interface devices, like monitor controls and Uninterruptable Power Supplies.
      This module supports these devices separately using a separate event interface on /dev/usb/hiddevX (char 180:96 to 180:111).
      If unsure, say Y.

USB HID Boot Protocol driversEdit

    • depends on USB!=n && USB_HID!=y


  • Option: USB_KBD
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) USB HIDBP Keyboard (simple Boot) support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here only if you are absolutely sure that you don't want to use the generic HID driver for your USB keyboard and prefer to use the keyboard in its limited Boot Protocol mode instead.
      This is almost certainly not what you want. This is mostly useful for embedded applications or simple keyboards.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called usbkbd.
      If even remotely unsure, say N.


  • Option: USB_MOUSE
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) USB HIDBP Mouse (simple Boot) support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here only if you are absolutely sure that you don't want to use the generic HID driver for your USB mouse and prefer to use the mouse in its limited Boot Protocol mode instead.
      This is almost certainly not what you want. This is mostly useful for embedded applications or simple mice.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called usbmouse.
      If even remotely unsure, say N.



  • Option: USB_AIPTEK
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Aiptek 6000U/8000U tablet support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use the USB version of the Aiptek 6000U or Aiptek 8000U tablet. Make sure to say Y to "Mouse support" (CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV) and/or "Event interface support" (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV) as well.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called aiptek.


  • Option: USB_WACOM
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Wacom Intuos/Graphire tablet support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use the USB version of the Wacom Intuos or Graphire tablet. Make sure to say Y to "Mouse support" (CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV) and/or "Event interface support" (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV) as well.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called wacom.


  • Option: USB_ACECAD
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Acecad Flair tablet support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use the USB version of the Acecad Flair tablet. Make sure to say Y to "Mouse support" (CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV) and/or "Event interface support" (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV) as well.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called acecad.


  • Option: USB_KBTAB
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) KB Gear JamStudio tablet support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use the USB version of the KB Gear JamStudio tablet. Make sure to say Y to "Mouse support" (CONFIG_INPUT_MOUSEDEV) and/or "Event interface support" (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV) as well.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called kbtab.


  • Option: USB_POWERMATE
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Griffin PowerMate and Contour Jog support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use Griffin PowerMate or Contour Jog devices. These are aluminum dials which can measure clockwise and anticlockwise rotation. The dial also acts as a pushbutton. The base contains an LED which can be instructed to pulse or to switch to a particular intensity.
      You can download userspace tools from <http://sowerbutts.com/powermate/>.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called powermate.


  • Option: USB_MTOUCH
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) MicroTouch USB Touchscreen Driver
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use a MicroTouch (Now 3M) USB Touchscreen controller.
      See <file:Documentation/usb/mtouch.txt> for additional information.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called mtouchusb.


  • Option: USB_ITMTOUCH
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) ITM Touch USB Touchscreen Driver
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use an ITM Touch USB Touchscreen controller.
      This touchscreen is used in LG 1510SF monitors.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called itmtouch.


  • Option: USB_EGALAX
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) eGalax TouchKit USB Touchscreen Driver
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use an eGalax TouchKit USB Touchscreen controller.
      The driver has been tested on a Xenarc 700TSV monitor with eGalax touchscreen.
      Have a look at <http://linux.chapter7.ch/touchkit/> for a usage description and the required user-space stuff.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called touchkitusb.


  • Option: USB_YEALINK
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Yealink usb-p1k voip phone
    • depends on USB && INPUT && EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here if you want to enable keyboard and LCD functions of the Yealink usb-p1k usb phones. The audio part is enabled by the generic usb sound driver, so you might want to enable that as well.
      For information about how to use these additional functions, see <file:Documentation/input/yealink.txt>.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called yealink.


  • Option: USB_XPAD
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Xbox gamepad support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use the Xbox pad with your computer. Make sure to say Y to "Joystick support" (CONFIG_INPUT_JOYDEV) and/or "Event interface support" (CONFIG_INPUT_EVDEV) as well.
      For information about how to connect the Xbox pad to USB, see <file:Documentation/input/xpad.txt>.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called xpad.


  • Option: USB_ATI_REMOTE
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) ATI / X10 USB RF remote control
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use an ATI or X10 "Lola" USB remote control. These are RF remotes with USB receivers. The ATI remote comes with many of ATI's All-In-Wonder video cards. The X10 "Lola" remote is available at: <http://www.x10.com/products/lola_sg1.htm> This driver provides mouse pointer, left and right mouse buttons, and maps all the other remote buttons to keypress events. To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called ati_remote.


  • Option: USB_KEYSPAN_REMOTE
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Keyspan DMR USB remote control (EXPERIMENTAL)
    • depends on USB && INPUT && EXPERIMENTAL
      Say Y here if you want to use a Keyspan DMR USB remote control. Currently only the UIA-11 type of receiver has been tested. The tag on the receiver that connects to the USB port should have a P/N that will tell you what type of DMR you have. The UIA-10 type is not supported at this time. This driver maps all buttons to keypress events.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called keyspan_remote.


  • Option: USB_APPLETOUCH
    • Kernel Versions: 2.6.15.6 ...
    • (on/off/module) Apple USB Touchpad support
    • depends on USB && INPUT
      Say Y here if you want to use an Apple USB Touchpad.
      These are the touchpads that can be found on post-February 2005 Apple Powerbooks (prior models have a Synaptics touchpad connected to the ADB bus).
      This driver provides a basic mouse driver but can be interfaced with the synaptics X11 driver to provide acceleration and scrolling in X11.
      For further information, see <file:Documentation/input/appletouch.txt>.
      To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module will be called appletouch.


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