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Old 26th September 2011, 03:16 PM
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Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

Thanks :-)
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Old 12th October 2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

Hi guys

Like I said, I received a new driver from EETI for the eGalax touch screen and it seems to work, mostly anyway ... let me explain
(first I was out for some time because SuSe gave up on me and I eventually switched to linux mint 11 with gnome)

The driver I got is a bit different from structure from the old one on their website.
It is precompiled (how much I like to have open source; working source is even more important )

You have to do a little trick with the calibration to get the axis correct, otherwise up/down is swapped, kinda anoying:
$ xinput set-int-prop "eGalaxTouch Virtual Device" "Evdev Axis Inversion" 8 0 1

Reaction time of the new driver is good/excellent, it should be multi touch ......
I wanted to test it with "touchegg" is anybody familiar with this app ???

If you need the driver just sent me a pm with your email, I'll forward it, I'll put it online if I have the time ...
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Old 22nd March 2012, 10:41 PM
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Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

I am using Fedora 16 and recieved the kernel 3.3.0-4 in the updates today and multi-touch is not working.
Has anyone managed to get multi-touch working?
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Old 23rd March 2012, 08:33 AM
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Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

Hi

Since all EETI drivers suck big time (the last one I tested was the most stable one, it lasted about 5 minutes before crashing ...)

I suggest you take a look at:
http://lii-enac.fr/en/architecture/l...h-devices.html

I haven't come around to testing it myself yet (it takes preparation with the kernel rebuild) but it looks very promising.

Keep us up to date of your success or issues

---------- Post added at 08:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:32 AM ----------

oh remark should the driver be nativly available in the kernel already ?
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Old 23rd March 2012, 10:34 PM
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Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

Quote:
Originally Posted by qbic2005 View Post


---------- Post added at 08:33 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:32 AM ----------

oh remark should the driver be nativly available in the kernel already ?
Yep, I believe the driver should be enabled.

I found this post about the 3.2.1 kernel with the driver backported.

I loaded the hid-multitouch driver
# modprobe hid-multitouch

and then passed the device details to the hid-multitouch module

#echo 3 0eef 7302 259 > /sys/module/hid_multitouch/drivers/hid\:hid-multitouch/new_id

Unfortunately nothing happened.
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Old 17th April 2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

Hi Allix

I don't think that anything is supposed to happen after that command. (feel free to correct me if you think I'm wrong)

It is a 2 step process
- 1 enable the kernel module, done by the suggested command
- 2 install the actual touchscreen deamon, the guy actualy says it in his topic:
Quote:
you may need binary drivers from the vendor. I know in my case, my device needs the eGalax touch daemon driver.
=>> this points to the EETI egalax driver.

Which you can, after step 1, install without the kernel patch (I think)


So for step 2 in shourt, just run :
Code:
sudo ./setup.sh
If you are on fedora you might have to create /etc/rc.local upfront, anyway the installer should not give you any (E) signs.
Next is to start the deamon (get the command from /etc/rc.local )
Code:
sudo /usr/bin/eGTouchD -d
Testing your installation (still from the driver directory):
Code:
cd eGTouch64
sudo eGTouchU
=>> this one has a multitouch draw test build in.

So far everything should be ok, now you can automate the startup.
next to know is that this daemon will not survive suspend to well, I haven't tested it that far yet but I suppose you/we need to handle it with the acpi events or something.

Next up is installing the necessary tools for getting multitouch in your apps.
Now ubuntu has a bunch of apps, which mostly reside on utouch and geis, like touchegg , ginn, ...

Personally I was thinking about experimenting with ginn (now my other pc is back to 100% ok, I can screw this one up again all under the instinct of making things better offcourse )
wanna join the fun?
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