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    Touchscreen (basics)

    I have a few questions about putting a touchscreen into my car.

    First off, my car-PC runs gnu/linux and Im going to write the interface in Qt (a widget set for XFree) so I need one that will work with Linux. Can you get transparent touch screens, which the OS doesnt know anything about? Its just like having a mouse on the screen?

    Secondly, I should try and get one which accepts DC power and then I can just hook it right up to the car battery right?

    Lastly, anybody know where I can get the above, in 6"-8" dimensions for cheap?

    Sorry if this is a bit basic, Im having trouble finding information.

    Thanks for any replies

    -loply

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    Well not cheap, but this is exactly what you are looking for:

    Xenarc 7" VGA touchscreen

    Look to spend about $550 on that.

    Most touch screens emulate mouse movement and clicks. You could write your own software though that would talk directly to the touchscreen w/o emulating the mouse.

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    Thanks

    Excellent, Cheers.

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