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  • Installing Linux w/ Lilliput 8" Touchscreen LCD

    Hello all,

    I just received my Lilliput 8" touch screen today. I hooked it up to my Mac Mini and reinstalled Mac OS X to make room for Linux. Once done, I attempted to put Fedora Core 4 Disk #1 of 4 in and boot the installer. I get to the boot prompt just fine, but when a type "linux" -- or press enter -- and it boots linux up, the screen immediately starts to flicker and "roll".

    Does anyone know what settings I may need to pass on the kernel command line to resolve this rolling issue? Is it the refresh rate set?

    Thanks,
    -DJBS

  • #2
    personally I would install linux using a "regular monitor", then try to get it working with the lilliput. You may have more control over the refresh rates once everything is fully installed.
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    • #3
      Thanks

      Originally posted by thomasamiller
      personally I would install linux using a "regular monitor", then try to get it working with the lilliput. You may have more control over the refresh rates once everything is fully installed.
      Thanks for the suggestion. After installing, X11 works fine however the virtual terminals (F1 - F6) still don't work properly, and I think it is because I was looking into the macfb driver of the kernel however on the mini it seems to use the radeonfb driver. Eventually I'll invesetigate it to see whether I can fix the virtual terminals but for now X11 working is just fine with me.

      Now I'm on to my next problem: My Lilliput 8" touch screen doesn't work correctly. Whereever I touch on the screen, the mouse curser goes to the opposite place. It is like both the X and Y Axis' are backwards. This happens on both Intel and PPC versions of FC4. I'm in the process of adding debugs to the linux kernel module to see if I can figure out how to fix it. I will post a new thread about this shortly.

      -DJBS

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      • #4
        You calibrated your tsk, right ?
        Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DeltaFX
          You calibrated your tsk, right ?
          And what would calibrating the touchscreen have to do with the actual display?
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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