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Thread: Xenarc Touchscreen Question

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    Xenarc Touchscreen Question

    Hello.

    How does this touchscreen work?
    Is it like a regular mouse?
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    I'm sure it's just like a regular touch screen... The drivers that come with it simply translate touch events to mouse movements. So any program that uses the mouse will benefit from the touch screen.

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    So I need special drivers? I thought the Xenarc touchscreen used the PS2-port.

    If drivers are required -- are there any for linux? If not, then I can forget about Xenarc.
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    The screen needs drivers installed for it to work I think it comes with linux drivers but I am not sure I would ask the place you are buying from to look on the drivers CD to make sure before you buy it just in case my memory is bad.

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    Reading that last post makes my head hurt....

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    How about someone who actually owns the screen answers? (I'm not trying to sound arrogant. I'm trying to get clear answers..)
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    I do own one.
    It is a serial port connection to the PC for the touchscreen.
    It needs to have the drivers installed to make it work.
    I can only tell you how the windows drivers work since that is what I am currently using. Moving your finger on the screen is like moving your mouse and tapping(or putting your finger ther and holding) it works as the left mouse button but it has a little program that run in the system tray that can switch it between left mouse and right mousebuttons for the tap.
    I am currently at work and do not have my drivers CD with me but IIRC it did have a linux directory on it.

    ohh and here you go rammic something for your head

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    Thank you.

    Could you check when you get home?
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    Yes it has a directory for linux drivers with some files in it I am not exactly sure what all is in there (looks like a shell script and a few other things) but if you want to PM me your e-mail address I can send the drivers to you (about 165K zipped) so you can look at them a little more before you buy a screen.

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