Xenarc 705TSV Touchscreen - Totally Dead in Ubuntu 9.0.4
Alrighty everyone, so here's where I'm at:
I have my carPC installed, up and running, currently working with a PS2 mouse and keyboard on my passenger seat (lol).
My touchscreen is totally dead. It's a Xenarc 705TSV. It turns on, I can adjust the resolution and make it look normal with the mouse, and I can use it fine, but when I touch it I get no response at all. It just does NOTHING. I have searched Google endlessly and read tutorial after tutorial about how to get these screens calibrated properly but I can't even get to the point of being able to calibrate it.
I am sure this has something to do with the driver, but I am pretty new to Linux and don't know a whole lot about how the system works yet. I am getting there, but I need some help! :)
So I found instructions to download and try the eGalax driver which I did. (BTW, the screen is plugged in via USB and if I do a lsusb it shows up there, so I'm pretty sure its recognizing the hardware). Anyway, I extracted the .tar.gz, ran sudo sh setup.sh, it asked me if I wanted to blacklist the usbtouchscreen module which I did successfully, then it asked me to reboot and run sudo TouchKit, which I did. When I run sudo TouchKit I just get an error that says "No Touch Controller Found" and all I can do is click OK, which pops up a window about the driver and which OSes it supports, etc etc. Click ok to that and still nothing.
The touch portion of the screen still does nothing.
I am currently on my laptop and have about 50 tabs open so I can use them when I go out to my car where there is no internet access, but I figured I'd post this here and hope for some replies by the time my battery dies on my laptop and I have to come back inside to charge it...lol
I also have a nice thick book on Unix using Linux which has some helpful information in it for when I have no internet access; it will become my Google.
On a side note, the screen looks great and the computer itself is fast, quiet, and efficient. I sat in the car for 5+ hours yesterday messing with it and it never killed my battery even with two amps powerd up as well!
Thanks for ANY help you can all give me!