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Old 09-01-2010, 09:59 AM   #211
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doveas, the post you are quoting is somewhat outdated; HAL is no longer used to configure input devices, so the configuration is no longer done in a fdi/policy file. Now the configuration is done in either the old /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, which is optional and therefore missing in a lot of distros, the new xorg.conf location in /etc (/etc/xorg.conf), or else through the use of xorg.conf snippets located in the /etc/xorg.conf.d/ folder, see the previous posts for a more thorough explanation. Since all of these files are optional, they and their containing folders may not be present on your system - do not despair, all you have to do is make them and put the files where they are expected to be found.

As for the actual fine tuning of the configuration, its mostly just a trial and error sort of thing, I merely described a systematic way of adjusting the numbers in the passage you quoted.

There are other issues I have found, for instance, the touchscreen driver is only compatible with the open source ati/radeon graphics driver. So if you are using fglrx or some other driver you will have problems. Easy enough to switch. Also I only got it to work with screen resolution of 1024x768, and when I use a second monitor it gets all messed up.

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:33 AM   #212
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It changed the touchpad to absolute position mode, but the touchscreen gave no response or output that I could determine. Incidentally, I have detected no evidence that it works with the CF-18 either, as well as I conceive it produces the same result as it does on the CF-29.
 
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:58 AM   #213
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Hello fellow CF29ers

Ive just got one of these machines and decided to try out this linux thing. Just trying to put into context my level of expertise here.

I have installed Xubuntu and would like to get the touch screen to work. Ive read the last few pages of this post but not been able to follow the instructions cos Im out of my depths, and maybe they are out of date.

I tried sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-evtouch and got
E: Unable to locate package xserver-xorg-input-evtouch
as a reply from the terminal.

Anyone care to help a novice with some foolproof instructions.

Also how do you configure the sound card on these to make them work?

Thanks for your help.

Andy
 
Old 12-31-2011, 02:21 AM   #214
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Hi there,

Not really a solution for you but a hint : try apt-cache search evdev for findind the packet you are looking for and install it afterwards.This should always be an option if you are unclear about the correct packet name.

Happy New year.
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Hello fellow CF29ers

Ive just got one of these machines and decided to try out this linux thing. Just trying to put into context my level of expertise here.

I have installed Xubuntu and would like to get the touch screen to work. Ive read the last few pages of this post but not been able to follow the instructions cos Im out of my depths, and maybe they are out of date.

I tried sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-evtouch and got
E: Unable to locate package xserver-xorg-input-evtouch
as a reply from the terminal.

Anyone care to help a novice with some foolproof instructions.

Also how do you configure the sound card on these to make them work?

Thanks for your help.

Andy
 
  


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