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  • #18558
    Sebastian Jylanki
    Participant

    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!

    #18566
    Grant [Tobii]
    Keymaster

    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.

    #18586
    Erich Grillitsch
    Participant

    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 😉

    regards
    Erik

    #18599
    Grant [Tobii]
    Keymaster

    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.

    #19715
    Davide
    Participant

    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 tracker

    #19720
    Grant [Tobii]
    Keymaster

    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.

    #20510
    phonon
    Participant

    I would appreciate an API very much, too…
    It’s just a shame that Tobii 5 only works on Windows!

    #20517
    Grant [Tobii]
    Keymaster

    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.

    #21048
    volkan sezer
    Participant

    Hello Tobii;

    Is there any plan to provide an API for Linux, or we should completely forget it?

    Thanks.

    #21050
    Grant [Tobii]
    Keymaster

    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/

    #21060
    Tim
    Participant

    Hello,

    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 regards

    #21067
    Grant [Tobii]
    Keymaster

    Thanks for your input Tim, we will certainly be keeping a close eye on the gaming market for Linux in the future.

    #21155
    Tim
    Participant

    Thanks Grant for looking into this matter!

    And sry for my late reply 🙂

    Best regards!

    #21156
    Seb
    Participant

    +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.

    #21358
    Steve Andrews
    Participant

    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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