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Touchpad Keyboard Installation Instructions
  • Windows XP should not require anything. Just plug the USB connector into the back of the computer and wait a second or two for the new hardware to be added.
  • Windows 2000, Windows 98, or ME: Plug the USB connector into the back of the computer. Depending on what USB devices you've installed in the past, Windows may prompt you to install several USB drivers. All of the drivers can be obtained from your Windows CD, Windows driver archive on your hard drive, or from Windows update over the Internet.

    Installing the Retro Keyboard on Windows 98: Windows may prompt you to install a USB Hub driver and ask you to reboot afterwards. Windows may also prompt you to install a USB Composite Interface Driver, possibly requiring another reboot. Windows may prompt you to install four Human Interface Device (HID) drivers in succession, two for the internal Microsoft keyboard and two for the Keyboard/Mouse emulation interfaces of the MultiTouch surface.

    Installing the iGesture Pad or TouchStream on Windows 98: Windows may prompt you to install a USB Composite Interface Driver and ask you to reboot. Windows will prompt you to install two Human Interface Device (HID) drivers, one for USB Keyboard emulation and one for USB Mouse emulation.

    Your Retro, Pad, or TouchStream should begin functioning after these HID driver installs without another reboot. If you plug your unit into a different USB root or hub port in the future, Microsoft may prompt you to install these HID Drivers again, but this time Windows should find them on the hard drive (CD not needed again).

  • On Mac computers:
    • OS X should not require anything. Just plug in the USB connector into the back of the computer and wait a second or two for the new hardware to be added.
    • OS 9 should also not require anything. However, you may have to plug and unplug the MultiTouch device a few times before OS 9 picks up all the interfaces. After plugging in the USB connector wait 30 seconds or so before unplugging it.
  • On Linux computers:
    • Should work with Linux Kernel 2.4.0 and up or with the USB backport to the 2.2.x kernel series. Recent distributions like RedHat 7.0 and Mandrake 8.0 should auto-detect both keyboard and mouse functionality of your unit. USB support and auto configuration has continued to improve in the 2.4.x kernel series, so success is most likely with the latest kernels.

    • Instructions for manual installation of the required USB kernel modules (usbcore, hid, usbmouse, usbkbd) and modifying X11's XF86Config file to use /dev/input/mice as the pointer can be found at http://www.linux-usb.org especially in the USB User's Guide page on Human Interface Devices: http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html

     

  • Configure for your OS: Once your unit is installed, you may need to configure it for your OS, enable the third mouse button, or change typing options. Setting up your MultiTouch system for your particular operating system is quick and easy to do. You must do this so that gesture input gets mapped correctly to the desired function (e.g., the open gesture should open a file and not do something else). You have to configure your MultiTouch unit because Windows, MacOS, Linux, and Unix operating systems use different key combinations for equivalent functions.

    Click below for individual product configuration instructions.

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    Mini
    iGesture Pad and Retro

 

 
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