I'm interested in using my laptop trackpad as a drawing tablet, i.e. using absolute rather than relative coordinates, similar to Inklet for OSX.
The same question was asked in ubuntuforums.org in May 2010, but the question was never answered. I'm wondering if this has been done on Linux. I'm also trying to figure out which search terms to use. I searched for 'linux laptop touchpad absolute mode', and came up with an issue with track pad drivers which put the trackpad in absolute mode. but I'm really looking for a program which uses the absolute positions rather than a driver setting.