Touch screen support
#1
Hi

Is there any update on touch screen support for Linux? Any eta on when the touch/lcd screen will be functional with Linux?

Any info is appreciated.

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#2
(08-28-2016, 09:31 PM)shariq_2001 Wrote: Hi

Is there any update on touch screen support for Linux? Any eta on when the touch/lcd screen will be functional with Linux?

Any info is appreciated.

Thanks

At this point in time the touch screen LCD is not supported in the gnu+linux images we provide for the PineA64.  The devs all have their own LCD displays; this is good news, because now everyone interested in working on this has their own hardware for testing. At this point in time not much progress has been made, and I anticipate that it will be quite some time ( for legal, technical, and political reasons ) before this is ready for beta testing.  If you need ( or want ) to use the LCD touch screen, you must use the Android image at this time.
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#3
(08-28-2016, 09:57 PM)MarkHaysHarris777 Wrote:
(08-28-2016, 09:31 PM)shariq_2001 Wrote: Hi

Is there any update on touch screen support for Linux? Any eta on when the touch/lcd screen will be functional with Linux?

Any info is appreciated.

Thanks

At this point in time the touch screen LCD is not supported in the gnu+linux images we provide for the PineA64.  The devs all have their own LCD displays; this is good news, because now everyone interested in working on this has their own hardware for testing. At this point in time not much progress has been made, and I anticipate that it will be quite some time ( for legal, technical, and political reasons ) before this is ready for beta testing.  If you need ( or want ) to use the LCD touch screen, you must use the Android image at this time.

Hi Mark,

Thanks for the info. Do you or anyone else know of a good touch screen that may be compatible with pine64 at this time for Linux environment. Any suggestions? 

Basically I have a project where I'd really like to use the pine64. But the must have feature is the touch screen. The product is perfect specs wise but any feedback or recommendation as to other touch solutions I could work with temporarily to demo the solution would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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#4
(08-29-2016, 10:50 AM)shariq_2001 Wrote: Basically I have a project where I'd really like to use the pine64. But the must have feature is the touch screen. The product is perfect specs wise but any feedback or recommendation as to other touch solutions I could work with temporarily to demo the solution would be appreciated.

hi, at the moment there are no compatible LCD touch screens for the PineA64 other than the one offered via the Pine store. There is no LCD touch screen support in any of the gnu+linux images offered at pine64.pro. There are no LCD touch screen options that will work with your project, nor any other project. 

If you want to use an LCD touch screen with the PineA64 you must use the LCD Android image specifically designed to work with the Pine LCD and the Pine board.  There are no other options at this point in time.  <sorry>
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#5
Hmm. I don't care about touch support, just would like to use the actual screen. Is there no support for that either?
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#6
(08-30-2016, 04:28 PM)sci2 Wrote: Hmm.  I don't care about touch support, just would like to use the actual screen.  Is there no support for that either?

... that is a horse of another colour completely !  You might find a 'smallish' LCD monitor that will plug into the hdmi port ( assuming for the moment that it supports one of our 15 hdmi modes ) it might work for you as a small display / I have no idea what products on the market might fit into that category.
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#7
https://www.amazon.com/Tontec%C2%AE-Rasp...WHHCSMWP7K

I originally picked this one up for the pi, have verified it works with the Pine. Probably not the best option in a space limited situation, but as a basic lcd screen, its not too bad.
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#8
(08-30-2016, 04:48 PM)MarkHaysHarris777 Wrote:
(08-30-2016, 04:28 PM)sci2 Wrote: Hmm.  I don't care about touch support, just would like to use the actual screen.  Is there no support for that either?

... that is a horse of another colour completely !  You might find a 'smallish' LCD monitor that will plug into the hdmi port ( assuming for the moment that it supports one of our 15 hdmi modes ) it might work for you as a small display / I have no idea what products on the market might fit into that category.

ubuntu@localhost:~$ cat config | grep TOUCH
# CONFIG_INPUT_TOUCHSCREEN is not set
# CONFIG_HID_KEYTOUCH is not set
# CONFIG_HID_MULTITOUCH is not set
CONFIG_USB_STORAGE_ONETOUCH=y
# CONFIG_TOUCHSCREEN_CLEARPAD_TM1217 is not set
# CONFIG_TOUCHSCREEN_SYNAPTICS_I2C_RMI4 is not set
ubuntu@localhost:~$

but could you please enable the CONFIG_HID_MULTITOUCH ?
I have a 7 inch touchscreen with usb, but I cannot find the same version kernel-header for the Ubuntu mate, so I cannot built the hid-multitouch.ko
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#9
hi, you might consider visiting Simon Eisenmann's site (longsleep) on github.

... no promises, but you have two options; either make a pull request, or report an issue. I think he would prefer a pull request. He has been known to enable kernel features and include drivers if enough people want it.
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#10
(08-30-2016, 07:38 PM)DonFL Wrote: https://www.amazon.com/Tontec%C2%AE-Rasp...WHHCSMWP7K

I originally picked this one up for the pi, have verified it works with the Pine. Probably not the best option in a space limited situation, but as a basic lcd screen, its not too bad.

Hi DonFL

Was touch available on that screen? Graphics and usability good with the pine for that LCD?

How hard was it to get going in terms of drivers and setup?

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