Penmount touch screen driver problem

Timo Aaltonen tjaalton at
Wed May 14 05:08:22 PDT 2008

On Wed, 14 May 2008, xorg at wrote:

> Hi.
> I have a Kohjinsha SH6 which has a touch screen with the Penmount PM6000
> chipset.  I am unable to calibrate the touch screen, and input seems
> rather erratic.
> The calibration programs (gCalib, std-calib) in
> does not react to touch screen events at all.  The penmount driver in
> that package does not load at all:
> (II) LoadModule: "penmount"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//
> (II) Module penmount: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
>     compiled for, module version = 1.3.0
>     Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
>     ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
> (EE) module ABI major version (0) doesn't match the server's version (2)
> (II) UnloadModule: "penmount"
> (II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//
> (EE) Failed to load module "penmount" (module requirement mismatch, 0)

The driver is compiled against xorg-server 1.3.0 et al, so it won't work 
with 1.4.x

> The xserver-xorg-input-penmount driver from Ubuntu loads OK, but
> calibration is still unresponsive.
> Versions:
>  Ubuntu ver. 8.04
>  Linux kernel ver. 2.6.24-16-generic
>  xserver-xorg ver. 7.3+10ubuntu10
>  xserver-xorg-input-penmount ver. 1.2.1-2
> Penmount driver details from /proc/bus/input/devices:
> I: Bus=0003 Vendor=14e1 Product=6000 Version=0001
> N: Name="DIALOGUE INC PenMount USB"
> P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.3-2/input0
> S: Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.3/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/input/input2
> Do I have to wait for penmount to release a new driver, or is there a
> way of compiling their version with the current  Some source code
> is available in the tar file referenced above.

Don't know if the calibration tool works with the driver, but you 
can try compiling it.


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