[Bug 626064] [NEW] onboard: add haptic feedback

Lukas-David Gorris lukas.gorris at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 01:19:08 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: onboard

I am using onboard as input method on a phone with capacitive touchscreen. Since these touchscreens are not very precise it is good to get a firm feedback from the device to know a button was pressed. In windows mobile (stock operating system on this device), a very short vibration pulse will be triggered each time a button on the included on screen keyboard is pressed.
In Linux vibration is triggered by writing the vibration duration in ms to a sysfs node on the device. 
E.g. this could be inserted where the button will change color on press.
As there are other mechanism like LED or whatever else is available on other devices to think of it would be nice to make this dynamic. E.g. add an input field where the user can put a command to execute on button press.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: onboard 0.93.2-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux armv7l
Architecture: armel
Date: Mon Jan 11 13:45:41 2010
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: onboard

** Affects: onboard (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug armel maverick ubuntu-une

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