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USB Keyboard and mouse support on USB OTG

asked 2016-03-10 16:24:35 +0300

Andy Branson gravatar image

updated 2016-03-12 20:59:29 +0300

The Jolla Tablet supports USB OTG, and some people have been trying to use USB HCI devices such as keyboards and mice through a USB OTG adapter. It's reported that some keyboards work, but there's no mouse pointer support in Sailfish. Could this be brought in from elsewhere? Where would it go?

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answered 2016-03-12 10:13:44 +0300

coderus gravatar image

There are no mouse pointer support in sailfishos. You can make clicks working if add evdevmouse to lipstick environment options. Keyboard works fine. USB Flash drive works fine with manual mounting or using 3rd party tools to mount drives automatically.

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Thanks for the thorough answer. Do you know why there's no mouse pointer? Wouldn't it have been there already in the underlying tools, like in Android?

Andy Branson ( 2016-03-12 14:32:46 +0300 )edit

Because there is no mouse pointer in sailfishos :)

coderus ( 2016-03-12 14:46:20 +0300 )edit

Was it removed, or never there in the first place?

Andy Branson ( 2016-03-12 16:51:26 +0300 )edit

cursor was never there :)

coderus ( 2016-03-12 16:52:26 +0300 )edit

Never there in what, Sailfish or the display server or you don't know? :)

Andy Branson ( 2016-03-12 17:09:32 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-03-10 16:34:12 +0300

rainisto gravatar image

Are you using tablet or phone? OTG is only supported on tablet.

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Sorry, meant on OTG devices, such as the tablet. Edited the question to be clearer.

Andy Branson ( 2016-03-10 16:41:37 +0300 )edit

Last time when I tested USB OTG keyboard on tabled it worked just fine. So maybe bad adapter or there has been changes in the firmware (I haven't tested keyboard for months though).

rainisto ( 2016-03-10 17:18:57 +0300 )edit

IIRC I have working keyboard on 2.0.1 - had to (re-)plug it in thrice though.

chemist ( 2016-03-10 21:56:08 +0300 )edit
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