Trackball and graphics tablet recommendations

Jon Mercer jon.mercer at
Fri Jun 10 12:58:04 GMT 2005

On Fri, June 10, 2005 12:14, Mario Hoerich said:
> # Vulpes Velox:
>> "Jon Mercer" <jon.mercer at> wrote:
> [ graphics tablet and FreeBSD? ]
>> > Only restriction is that it has to be relatively recent (i.e. still
>> > in the shops) and most of the functionality should work. PS2 or USB
>> > doen't matter.
> [...]
>> Not sure about tablets. You may want to check on the USB list to see
>> what the status of the Wacom ones are.
> USB tablets won't work, I think (see
> <URL:>).
> |
> | I recognize that FreeBSD and similar systems have USB support;
> | however, until someone can bridge the gap between the FreeBSD
> | kernel and the XFree86 driver, the problem is largely unsolved.
> I've googled quite extensively for that a while back and came up
> with pretty much nothing (except for some posters whose questions
> about tablets remained unanswered).
> I'd actually love to be proved wrong here. ;)
> Cheers,
> Mario
> --
>  "Für Gegner der Reform wird ein Wagen, der an die Wand gefahren
>   wurde, nicht dadurch wieder flott, dass man zwei seiner Räder
>   für intakt erklärt."
>            -- Hermann Unterstöger, SZ, über die Rechtschraipreform

Well I've done a bit of research now and decided on a Logitech Optical
Trackman and given up on the idea of a tablet, the serial ones cost around
£400 and that's too much for the use it'd get. Shame, I'd have enjoyed a
new toy...

Thanks for the help,


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