2009-10-13

Using a NextWindow touchscreen with Ubuntu

This should work for any X.org based Linux system. The key is to point it at the right event id as follows in /etc/X11/xorg.conf :

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "touchscreen"
        Driver "evtouch"
        Option "Device" "/dev/input/by-id/usb-NextWindow_Touchscreen-event-mouse"
        Option "DeviceName" "touchscreen"
        Option "MinX" "1"
        Option "MinY" "1"
        Option "MaxX" "32768"
        Option "MaxY" "32768"
        Option "ReportingMode" "Raw"
        Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
        Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
        Option "SendCoreEvents" "On"
        Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Note that this is for the newest 2150 versions. Without the /dev/input/by-id line, the event number seemed to change somewhat randomly on reboot.

3 comments:

osamaelabbasy said...

Thank you very much for your support it really helped me out of this problem , i was suffering from being unable to use my nextwindow touch screen till i finally found your help. mthanks alot

Osama Elabbasy

osamaelabbasy said...

can you help me calibrating it.

bombcar said...

All I had to do to calibrate it was press the calibrate button on the little USB box.