I have a Gateway M275, which has a stylus and a Wacom tablet integrated into the screen (one of those “2-in-1” laptops from back before “2-in-1” was cool). The stylus works under Linux (last tested under Slackware 14.1), but it does not under Haiku (currently running x86_gcc2 Nightly, rev. hrev50897), or at least doesn’t seem to do anything on the screen (like moving my mouse cursor). However, I can tell it’s working on some level because if I open SerialConnect and connect to
pc_serial0, it does at least fill the SerialConnect window with all sorts of gibberish whenever I do something with the stylus on the screen (move around, tap, drag, press the button on the side of the stylus, etc.).
So I’m guessing there’s some missing piece between the actual serial connection and actually behaving like an input device. Any pointers on what that might be? Is it as simple as (re)compiling and/or (re)installing some driver? Or am I misinterpreting the significance of the serial input?
Already pretty happy with Haiku on this machine (it’s surprisingly snappy and capable); having a working stylus is certainly not a deal-breaker, but would certainly be the icing on the proverbial cake.