After building and installing a new kernel last night, was able to build the Lilliput Touchkit drivers.
The initial try at installation didn't work as I used their primary /dev/tkpanel0 device in my xorg.conf file. I opted to try the /dev/hiddev0 device instead and after a X-windows restart, it worked great. I can even use a mouse. Furthermore, as if answers my woes, I found that if the screen is turned off, once it turned back on, X restarts automatically. This is soooooo much better than having to do the Ctrl-Alt-F1 & F7 thing.
I will keep putting updates.