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I'm trying to get a touch screen working with Ubuntu 10.04LTS (32bit) //changed to 32 bit
-it is a serial touchsceen, connected at /dev/ttyS0 ,i know that works because I get garbage in the terminal when I enable it.
-before the screen used a 3m driver (I believe) in XP.

My knowledge of Linux is passive so I generally pick up something when I need it. To get this working I came accross a lot of tutorials (a lot outdated a bit), I'm still at a loss to get this work.

  • I'm not sure where to put linux drivers (/usr/ or /dev/?) most tutorials kind of skip over that part.

  • I have tried editing the /etc/X11/xorg.conf unsuccessfully. I'm not sure what the syntax for that is supposed to be.

Thank You

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If you're going to downvote please leave a reason. – WalterJ89 May 8 '10 at 23:32
Any particular brand? Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log if there's no nameplate. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 8 '10 at 23:40
no brand is mentioned in the file, although i discoved I had a typo in the xorg.conf. The name on the back is 'TATUNG' – WalterJ89 May 9 '10 at 0:06
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awsome. I never did figure that out, i'll have to give it another go. So many hours lost trying to figure out that touchscreen... – WalterJ89 Jun 18 '10 at 21:20
I've been trying this for quite a long time but I can't quite get it to work... – WalterJ89 Sep 6 '10 at 19:42

A little bit of poking around found this. The exact numbers and devices might be different, but it's probably a decent starting point.

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Thanks, thats a lot more detailed than a few others I've found. I still don't know what to put under "Driver" or what options are available – WalterJ89 May 9 '10 at 4:11
The wacom(4) man page describes what options it takes. Most of the other drivers have similar man pages. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 9 '10 at 6:02

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