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Old 12-22-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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Iliad as a Windows input device (Wacom)?

Hello,

I apologize if this has been asked. I did a search in the forum and also on the web but didn't find an answer.

Can I use the Iliad as a Wacom input device under Windows Vista or Mac OS X? I currently use a Wacom table and this would reduce my backpack load and would be another plus in my decision process.

I do not have an Iliad yet. Still trying to decide between the Iliad, Digital Reader or just wait for a Kindle 2 to magically appear.

Thx!
James

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Old 12-27-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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It's doable, but with some effort. There isn't a turn-key setup for it yet:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15144

Adam's list of things to do with the Iliad has a link to it, as well as lots of other things to do with the device:

http://http://www.mobileread.com/for...m+tablet+iliad
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That looks like its for a Linux PC. I want to use it with Windows XP or Vista. Am I mistaken?

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It's doable, but with some effort. There isn't a turn-key setup for it yet:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15144

Adam's list of things to do with the Iliad has a link to it, as well as lots of other things to do with the device:

http://http://www.mobileread.com/for...m+tablet+iliad
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That looks like its for a Linux PC. I want to use it with Windows XP or Vista. Am I mistaken?
You would need to write some sort of driver for it for other operating systems. Since Unix devices typically appear as character streams, it is very easy to write a user level program to receives the data from the Wacom device on the iLiad, sends it over a socket to the Linux desktop, which then has the X server use that pipe as an input device. I don't know what would be involved for legacy operating systems.
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