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Old 03-16-2005, 10:36 PM   #1
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cat /dev/ts

Hi there,

I am having great trouble trying to get a trace of my touch screen on Sharp Zaurus SL5600. It is running a Linux 2.4.18 with Qtopia. I know this might not be the perfect place to ask but I really need some help.

All I want to do is to record the touch screen events (by catting /dev/ts to a file) and meanwhile, send the events normally to the screen. After this, I want to play back the events I recorded. It is this simple, but when I tried with this:

# cat /dev/ts
# cat /dev/ts > fred

the system doesn't seem to be receiving any pen events, no matter what I click on the touch screen. Although I could see that there are unreadable outputs in the console (or in the fred file).

What shall I do to record the /dev/ts activity without stop the touch screen from sending events?? And how do I play back??

Any thoughts will be hugely appreciated!!

Old 03-16-2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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Most likely, you are reading this from ts and thus making the events unavailable to the system.
Old 03-17-2005, 02:13 AM   #3
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

Please post any replies to this thread Thanks -- J.W.

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