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Author Topic: Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131  (Read 2536 times)

digiSal

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Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131
« on: July 27, 2008, 11:44:33 am »

Greetings, I really love this Distro. Works fantastic on this old school laptop. Would really love to get the touch screen to work and found other folks with other distros that make it work.

I tried to follow theses:

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-327554.html

and as you can see he is using Ubuntu. I got stuck on installing libc6. I tried looking for it in Gslapt but no avail.

Any tips?

thanksamuch!

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digiSal

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Re: Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 11:48:14 am »

found this as well. but will it work on Vector Light 5.9?

Will try but get a little lost with the terms like Xfree and Xorg
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wcs

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Re: Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 11:58:57 am »

So far as I know, libc6 is the same as glibc, so you should have that. No worries there.
So you've copied the driver and edited xorg.conf, is that right? When you restart X, no touchscreen at all?
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digiSal

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Re: Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 12:18:06 pm »

correct. I have done the edits and restarted and no touchscreen.

the howto also asks for xserver-xorg-video-nv but that is not in Gslapt either nor is xorg-dev

so yeah, im confused.
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wcs

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Re: Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2008, 03:48:51 pm »

I wouldn't worry about the calibration stage for now.
Or the xorg-dev, thing... I think debian/ubuntu packages are split into the binaries, the devel files, whatever. That doesn't happen in VL, and when you get a package, you get the whole kit and caboodle.

The step I don't understand is the video-nv driver as that's an nvidia driver. I don't know what that does, as your computer doesn't have an nvidia card (it's a trident one, right?). Weird.

Let's assume that driver isn't needed (at least for now). I'd say it is best to start from scratch and follow the instructions on the driver's webpage (http://www.conan.de/) rather than those ubuntu ones.
The driver should perhaps be copied to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input instead of the drivers directory, but I don't know if that makes any difference.
Then edit your xorg.conf file as it says in the driver's webpage.

An explanation for why it's not working might be the device name.
It says there that the device name might be different in different distributions. So looking at the two webpages it seems the device might be:
/dev/input/evdevX
/dev/input/eventX
/dev/input/event1
/dev/input/event2

Do you have any or several of these files??
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wcs

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Re: Touchscreen for Fujitsu Lifebook B-2131
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2008, 03:59:24 pm »

This webpage also seems to have some good info, if you haven't found it already:
http://www.akos.uklinux.net/biblo-linux/
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