Fixing the August LP107T presentation pointer in Linux.

The problem

Before my first major conference as a PhD student I was looking for a cheap presentation pointer. After a little searching I bought the August LP107T because it’s cheap, has a built-in timer and claims full Linux compatability.

Unfortunately this last part isn’t quite true: kernel update 2.6.37 introduced support for the Yurex leg shake sensor which uses the same Vendor ID and Product ID as the pointer, overwriting the original driver.

There is an old bug report for this here but it still isn’t fixed as far as I can tell.

lp_107t_buttons.jpg New button maps for the LP107T (can be changed).

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