Touchscreen auto-configuration for multi-display systems

Jens Harms au1064 at
Wed Jul 23 08:34:09 PDT 2014

Hi Taylor, what if i attach two touchscreen displays of the same type? How
about a command to exchange touchscreen devices?
btw. i want to upgrade my desktop with a third touchscreen...


On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM, Taylor Braun-Jones <taylor at>

> Hi all,
> I recently setup a touchscreen display on a dual-head system where the
> touchscreen display was on the left. Of course this doesn't work out of the
> box. I had to spend time learning about `xinput --map-to-output`. I ended
> up putting together the following script to automate manual process that is
> currently required:
> Does the xorg have similar plans to make this configuration work
> automatically out of the box? Would a script like this be a viable
> solution? There is of course the issue of maintaining a touchscreen
> database to map displayID => touchscreenDevice, but worthwhile, I think, to
> get a solution that Just Works (at least more often than the way things are
> now)
> Cheers,
> Taylor
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