[SOLVED]multi-touch screen

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[SOLVED]multi-touch screen

Post#1 by feng » 14 Nov 2012, 13:41


a quick guestion, does linux support multi-touch screen now?

(i have a netbook made by gigabyte company)

thanks a lot.
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Re: multi-touch screen

Post#2 by Ahau » 14 Nov 2012, 18:09

I'm not sure if it has great support in Porteus 1.2 -- this is handled through the evdev driver, as a part of xorg-server. Slackware 14 has xorg-server 1.12, which will have better support for it -- more on that here: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n ... px=MTA2ODE

I have used armed-slack 13.37 packages to build Porteus for my ARM tablet, which has a touch screen. I'm able to use the screen to open, close, move things, use the virtual keyboard, etc., but it doesn't support right-click emulation (so the right click menus never open up -- this will work with xorg-server 1.12). I don't know how to tell if it's registering multiple touches at the same time, so that's why I don't have a definitive answer for you on that. My advice would be to give it a shot with Porteus 1.2 -- the device should work with some limitations, but once Porteus 2.0 RC1 (or beta, however we name it) comes out, that should have good support.
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Re: multi-touch screen

Post#3 by brokenman » 14 Nov 2012, 21:58

Based on kernel version 3.6.1. Page generated on 2012-10-11 09:35 EST

http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation ... otocol.txt
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