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Old 07-10-2018, 03:24 PM   #1
Nvvb
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Bodhi linux on touchscreen computers


Hello

First I want to thank the Bodhi team for an awesome distro. I keep coming back to Bodhi for my retro mini laptops, I just love the look and experience of it.

Today I got to grab a Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook P1510. It comes with an 8'9 inch touchscreen. I am running the new legacy rc live from USB stick. The touchscreen is not working while on live. I have a few questions I hope someone could answer:

* Is the touchscreen likely to work if I install?
* If not, is it possible to make it work?
* If it is, is there some "recipe" or walkthrough to follow?

I consider myself a terrible newb, but it would be great to continue to use the touchscreen and still have the best distro!

Cheers Nvvb, Norway
 
Old 07-13-2018, 04:01 AM   #2
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I'm going to guess, that you will need a newer kernel, to enable the driver support for your touchscreen. The only way to know is to try. Or you can search google to see if anyone has Ubuntu running on one. If any version of Ubuntu runs, then Bodhi will.
 
Old 07-13-2018, 08:28 AM   #3
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To add to what Randy has suggested - if your system is new enough to support a PAE kernel, you should try installing a newer kernel from the repos to see if this supports your device OOTB. The default kernel on our legacy release is built with older hardware in mind and is likely missing some things like touch screen support for random things by default to keep overhead low.

If that doesn't do it you'd want to see if there are closed source drivers or a specific kernel built for Ubuntu that supports your hardware.
 
  


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