Fujitsu Input driver
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 06:27:45 PST 2006
On 3/28/06, Sam Logen <starz909 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I noticed that recent xorg distributions include a
> driver for the Fujitsu touchscreen for their line of
> notebooks under "fpit".
> I've been searching for compatibility for my
> touchscreen (passive) in Linux. I have a Panasonic
> CF-18 tablet notebook. According to the hardware
> specs, it uses Touch Panel technology from Fujitsu
> Takamisawa. In the OEM windows XP, it seems that
> there is a single driver that controls both the
> and the touchpad through one internal ps/2 port
> instead of a serial port.
> I'd like to get this hardware working under linux, and
> I've been searching the Internet, but since my
> hardware is somewhat rare, there's been no useful
> help. I use SUSE Linux 10, dual booting with the OEM
> windows software. My technical experience is limited,
> so I can't actually write code - I can barely write
> HTML. I would still like to help, and if there's any
> hardware or software information I can provide through
> either the existing windows XP configuration, or
> linux, then I'd like to offer it.
> So far, linux can use the touchpad alone with a
> generic ps2 mouse driver. I use the tablet for
> engineering purposes, and prefer linux for its
> security and its open software alternatives, and
> enabling the touchscreen would be really convenient.
Have you tried the fpit xinput driver? Some patches went in last year
to support some newer hardware, IIRC. It may just work.
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