When I first got the Sensel Morph (Nov 2017), I plugged it in and it didn’t work with GIMP immediately so I set it aside to revisit when I had more time. Well, I finally have more time (Jan 2018). I don’t see many posts related to GNU/Linux support, so I thought I’d post my findings here.
GNU/Linux flavor I’m using is openSUSE Leap 42.3, kernel 4.4.104-39-default
I have the Sensel Morph model S0001 with Keyboard, Art and Video Editing overlays
The first crucial step is to update the firmware on the Morph. Unfortunately, as of this writing, the Sensel App doesn’t run on GNU/Linux. I used a MacBook Air to download and install the app. The app is pretty straight-forward to operate. It became apparent that I needed to tell the Morph which overlays I had and with what settings I wanted the overlays to have. After doing the firmware update and defining the overlays, the Morph worked on my GNU/Linux boxen.
Keyboard - no changes, works as expected, though the tactile feel is no match for my mechanical keyboard.
Art - I redefined the sliders and buttons to have some of the shortcuts in GIMP. For example, the top-left “.” is Undo (ctrl-z) and the top-left “…” is Redo (ctrl-y).
Video Editing - I redefined a few buttons to work with Kdenlive, but I’ll need to revisit this.