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- 01/08/2020 at 16:11 #18558Sebastian JylankiParticipant
Is there an API for Linux for Tobii Eye Tracker 5? Something like Stream Engine API?
I’m looking to alleviate my RSI symptoms by using an eye tracker instead of a mouse. I will program a suitable solution as long as an API is available.
Thanks!03/08/2020 at 09:58 #18566
Hi @sjlnk, thanks for your query. I am afraid that for the time being we do not offer a Linux solution for the Tobii Eye Tracker 5.
Apologies for the disappointing news, hopefully you can find a Windows Solution to your needs. Best Wishes.08/08/2020 at 11:58 #18586Erich GrillitschParticipant
Really bad news! I know Windows is all around us… but don’t you love Linux? Just enough for being not fixed solely on money? It’s for the greater sake of diversity – and more 😉
Erik09/08/2020 at 20:09 #18599
Hi Erich, yes sorry about this! For the time being we are focusing the Tobii Tech range of trackers toward gaming and interaction which as you know takes up mostly Windows ecosystem.20/01/2021 at 00:38 #19715DavideParticipant
A lot of us are gaming on Linux you know. Star Citizen, for example, runs perfectly on it and if I was sure it worked I’d get your eye tracker20/01/2021 at 15:05 #19720
Thanks Davide, unfortunately the Linux ecosystem is extremely diverse and for the time being we are not focusing our resources on supporting the Platform as within Gaming, Windows Still dominates substantially, our apologies.11/06/2021 at 12:31 #20510phononParticipant
I would appreciate an API very much, too…
It’s just a shame that Tobii 5 only works on Windows!14/06/2021 at 12:21 #20517
Hi Phonon thanks for your feedback, but as the Tobii 5 is primarily focused toward gaming, I am afraid that for the time being, we do not prioritise development on the Linux Platform, our apologies.09/09/2021 at 12:10 #21048volkan sezerParticipant
Is there any plan to provide an API for Linux, or we should completely forget it?
Thanks.09/09/2021 at 13:18 #21050
Hi @autonomous, I am afraid that for the time being, there are no plans to roll out Linux support for our consumer level eye-tracking products..
Linux support is however available via the Tobii Pro range of trackers which are designed for research and analysis. If your project and budget support this, feel free to browse their range @ https://www.tobiipro.com/product-listing/13/09/2021 at 09:54 #21060TimParticipant
I am also very interested into a driverpackage for Linux. I think there will be a big change in Gaming Ecosystem in the next year when Valve releases SteamDeck with support for AAA Games and also support for Anti Cheat Engines (within Proton) like EAC.
I am not interested in Pro products.
Best regards14/09/2021 at 13:34 #21067
Thanks for your input Tim, we will certainly be keeping a close eye on the gaming market for Linux in the future.29/09/2021 at 14:45 #21155TimParticipant
Thanks Grant for looking into this matter!
And sry for my late reply 🙂
Best regards!30/09/2021 at 14:17 #21156SebParticipant
+1 for Eye Tracker 5 Linux support.
I’m switching back and forth between Linux and Windows due to several reasons and would love to use the Eye Tracker on both platforms.27/11/2021 at 08:28 #21358Steve AndrewsParticipant
Linux is gaining steam (pun intended) for games and as a developer with gaming hardware that is sought after, I wouldn’t want to fall behind if I were you. Please consider a Tobii 5 driver for Linux soon – there are projects such as Howdy that could likely make it work with a driver.
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