I'm trying to get the touchscreen working on my IBM Transnote. Its an older laptop - circa 2001. The touchscreen in it is was only ever used in the TransNote, so other drivers just don't work.
An experimental driver was developed for it, found here
I'd like to give the driver a try under Fedora 9, but the driver is old enough that I'm not sure where to look for the files/locations the README references. Also, I'm much more familiar with Gentoo as far as compiling applications goes. What I'm looking for is some guidance on how to go about following the instructions in the README as they relate to Fedora 9.
Transnote touchscreen driver for Xfree86 4
(C) 2003 Girts Folkmanis <girtsf at totalnonsense dot lv>
The files are licensed under terms and conditions
of GNU General Public licence v2, unless stated otherwise.
This distribution contains two directories:
calibrate - calibration utility to determine the boundaries of the screen and
generate the lines for X config file
transnote - input driver for X
QUICKSTART GUIDE (binary installation)
Warning: the driver was compiled for 184.108.40.206 version shipped with Debian 3.0.
It may or may not work for you. If it does not, recompile (see next section).
1. Stop X server.
2. Run calibrate/calibrate:
$ calibrate/calibrate > out
Now use the sharp end of your stylus and touch all four corners of the screen
3. Merge the "out" file to your X11 configuration - add the "InputDevice"
section to anywhere in the file, then add the "InputDevice "Touchscreen"" line
to the "ServerLayout" section.
4. Copy transnote/transnote_drv.o to /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/input/ or other
place where your X is installed.
5. Start X server and see if it works. If it does not, see the next section.
HOW TO COMPILE THE X DRIVER
1. Download full X sources for the version you need.
2. Unpack them.
3. Copy the transnote/ directory from this driver distribution to
4. Add "transnote" to the file xc/config/cf/xfree86.cf to the place where
"XInputDrivers" are defined.
5. Do a "make world".
6. Go to the transnote driver directory and execute "make install".
7. If everything went ok, see previous section.
The Quickstart guide is easy enough, but it (of course) doesn't work.
Thanks for any assistance I can get,