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Offline Tuftec

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eGalax touch screen
« on: April 30, 2011, 10:17:38 PM »
I am trying to get a small 7" LCD with eGalax touch screen working on TC.
Has anyone developed a package to instal the eGalax drivers and tools easily?
I really do not know about how to recompile things into the kernel.

Peter.

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 10:21:25 PM »
« Last Edit: April 30, 2011, 11:46:41 PM by Juanito »

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 02:25:05 AM »
Beyond me!!

Where do i get the package to install?

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 02:28:47 AM »
You could send a pm to user "vinnie"

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 03:14:52 AM »
Alternatively you might want to look into using gpm in repeater mode:
http://www.nico.schottelius.org/software/gpm/browse_source/gpm-1.99.6/doc/README.evabs
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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 04:56:17 AM »
Thanks

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 04:57:32 AM »
Where do i get the package to install?

http://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/drivers/touch_driver/Linux/20110406/eGalaxTouch-3.05.5025-32b-k26.tar.gz

untar this somewhere, cd to the directory created and "sudo ./setup.sh"

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 05:00:57 AM »
I think it's best that you follow the steps listed in the second post linked by juanito, I can give you the package if you need but I don't think it will work, I even tried on a variant of my model and doesn't work.

If you need some help, ask, if I can I will

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2011, 03:26:08 PM »
I think I am out of my depth now.
I have downloaded and extracted the EGalax files to a location on my HDD.
When I run the setup.sh file it tells me it can not find an X directory?????
Where should this be?
Does TC not use X?
The TC GUI is all working correctly.
Where is the xorg.conf file that I have to create and how do I create this?

A bit lost!

Peter.

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2011, 03:30:15 PM »
Sounds like you need to be loading Xorg-7.5.

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2011, 03:51:50 PM »
I speak bad english, I do not know if egalax also work with TinyX, does anyone know if is possible have a working xorg.configure in  tinycorevanilla?
however, if you install xorg (and reboot), please follow this step http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=8528.msg46841#msg46841

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2011, 04:02:10 PM »
xorg.conf is irrelevant to Xvesa, however, gpm in repeater mode should work with any X server.
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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2011, 04:03:58 PM »
Ok.
So now I have set xorg 7.5 to come up on boot.
I run the EGalax setup script and it reports a problem with my USB interface.
Something about USB driver not being right.

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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011, 06:52:09 PM »
Ok.

If I want to stay with XVesa how do I get GPM going?
It appears that the version of GPM in the TC repository does not support all the required options. Or am I doing something wrong?
I can not identify my touchscreen in /proc/bus/......

When I look at dmesg after plugging in the touchscreen is indicates that it has detected it on the USB port (although with errors. Error -32).
It indicates that a new driver usbtouchscreen was registered. What does this mean? How do I access the driver so that I can then use GPM?


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Re: eGalax touch screen
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2011, 07:06:23 PM »
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cat /proc/bus/input/devices
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