Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2009
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Touchscreen works in Debian Lenny....kind of

I did a fresh install of Lenny on a XPC500 Point of Sale PC. Here are some stats on the touch panel portion:

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0eef:0001 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd eGalax TouchScreen

cat /proc/bus/usb/devices:
T: Bus=03 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=01 Cnt=01 Dev#= 2 Spd=1.5 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 1.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS= 8 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0eef ProdID=0001 Rev= 1.00
S: Manufacturer=eGalax Inc.
S: Product=Touch
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=a0 MxPwr= 44mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 1 Cls=03(HID ) Sub=00 Prot=00 Driver=usbhid
E: Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS= 8 Ivl=10ms

So I grabbed the egalax module from the manufacturer website, ran the little install and calibration utility, and everything is working great. BUT, after about 3 minutes or so, the mouse pointer will still track your finger, it just stops "clicking". I am using gnome, so if I do Alt+F1 on the keyboard, it will highlight "Application", but then will not let you scroll through the menu using the keyboard. If I do a ctrl+alt+bksp and restart X, it (the touchscreen and keyboard) will function correctly again for a couple minutes, then revert to being weird.

Anybody have any ideas? Here is the xorg.conf file for good measure. I figure its gotta be X trying to read multiple mice or getting confused about the events being sent by the touchscreen?

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "dummy"
Driver "void"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

### Touch Configuration Beginning ###
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "dummy"
InputDevice "EETI" "SendCoreEvents"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "EETI"
Driver "egalax"
Option "Device" "usbauto"
Option "Parameters" "/var/lib/eeti.param"
Option "ScreenNo" "0"
### Touch Configuration End ###

Thanks in advance!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debian Lenny - Sound only works on XMMS, nothing else works! lawdawg Debian 3 03-06-2009 08:35 PM
LXer: I've been using Debian Lenny a lot -- and it works LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 04-19-2008 04:20 PM
TouchScreen Monitor works on Slackware longnam Linux - Hardware 1 03-20-2006 01:44 PM
ALSA only kind of works krock923 Debian 4 09-21-2005 09:20 AM
WINE - works, kind of dtconnor Linux - Software 1 02-11-2004 04:41 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration