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add touchscreen support to pre-compiled rpi-update kernels

Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:33 am

Hi to all,
I'm currently struggling in cross-compiling a linux kernel that includes both drivers for touchscreens and uvcvideo module for webcams. The fact that I have an internet connection with just a 20GB/month allowance doesn't help either.
The pre-compiled kernel from rpi-update includes uvcvideo module but not the touchscreen drivers ( ... ouchscreen)
The precompiled 3.6.11 kernel made by Andrei that I found on his page ( ... -results=3) has in-built touchscreen support but no uvcvideo module :(

Since there are a lot of people tinkering with Rpi+touchscreen, would it be possible to add touchscreen drivers into the master branch of rpi-update kernel?


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Re: add touchscreen support to pre-compiled rpi-update kerne

Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:46 pm

Hi Nick:
Recently I was facing exactly the same problem as you did when tring using an eGalax touchscreen and a uvc camera on the Pi. I tried re-compiling the kernel from raspberrypi on github, adding the usbtouchscreen driver, and both worked fine.

So one solution I think, is just following Andrei's instructions and compile newest kernel from the master branch of official source.


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