Linux Native Multitouch support

The Interactive Computing Lab at ENAC, Toulouse have collaborated with the Linux developers to add the native multitouch support in Linux Kernel.

They have recorded a video showing the multitouch effects that are being supported natively by sending ABS_MT_* events from the kernel and they have developed a simple application that reads these signals, do some gesture recognition then sends control messages to related windows using the DBus plugin in ...

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KDE 4 Tip - Quickly Disable Desktop Effects

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So, that proprietary 3D graphics driver you installed is now causing you some problems, so you got rid of it. But there's a problem. Your KDE 4 installation had those fancy desktop effects enabled, which now aren't working. Instead of a KDE desktop, you have a nice white screen.

There is an easy keyboard shortcut you can use from within KDE to quickly toggle the desktop effects on ...

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Suspending Compiz

There are times when you find a game that for some reason just doesn't work well with Compiz. It may flicker over other windows, become distorted, or it may crash. The real fix for these comes in new X.Org drivers in the works, but for now the best solution is to suspend Compiz while you run a game.

Let's think of a way to do this. First ...

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