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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:03 pm

I'm trying as well LCD + touchscreen, with no luck...

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/88787/IMG_20120805_203946.jpg

My USB controller uses CY7C63xx that is a USB to serial, now I think I would need a driver for HID through serial, over USB...

I shall move to another forum: how to compile Raspbian ... :roll:

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:32 pm

Hello!

I'm searching for a LCD touchscreen (7-10") for my Pi.

In this post, you gave a lot of touchscreen references but... do anyone of you have already tried one of these?

I know that the critical part is the touch controller, that will be recognized or not by the kernel, but this information is almost never given on the websites.

Do you know if a list of supported touchscreens (or touchscreen controllers) in Debian ARM exists?

In the Wiki, there is only a reference to a 23" touchscreen monitor but I suppose that a lot more are supported.
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:59 pm

I ran across this on woot today:

http://sellout.woot.com/offers/velocity ... d-tablet-4

$50 for a tablet...wondering if there is a way to use that as a display, either by running it through android or by straight ripping the screen out of it and attaching it directly. Anyone have any insight on that (realizing that its running old android, 2.2).

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:22 pm

I got this screen.
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/7-Inch-T ... 79284.html

They sent me to touchkit for drivers. I emailed someone about touchkit for ARM. They sent me to eGTouch.

http://210.64.17.162/web20/eGalaxTouchD ... Driver.htm

I have recompiled the kernel with hidraw, uinput, and evdev. The pi sees my screen but it complains about a calibration file.

Will post more if I get it to work.

other things I had to do.

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sudo vi /etc/rc.local 
add

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insmod /lib/modules/3.2.27-cutdown+/kernel/drivers/input/misc/uinput.ko
I had to manually copy the files from the setup.sh script for the driver, ini file and other file. The files it copied were blank. Also setup.sh said I had an old copy of X. The script lies and can be ignored for that part.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:20 pm

Is there a way someone can upload recompiled version for people that only know how to use XBMC,and dont know anything about linux? So I can just install that version of raspbmc(or something like that) on my sd card and have my touchscreen working?

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:11 pm

schryer wrote:Lilliput UK makes a monitor that seems to be compatible
with the RPi. I am thinking about ordering one...

http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/index.php? ... en-monitor

Looks like that has moved to here:
http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/index.php? ... &Itemid=28

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:47 am

I too Would like to achieve this As I'm sure so would many others. Truth is I'll bet the first person to show proof and be able to help other by sharing there efforts would achieve a great credit for themselves...
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:13 pm

I've looked at those alibaba screens. THey look sweet, but the $20 - 200 per piece is just two weird for me.

I'm looking at another possible solution that would open up the possibilities.
Buy whatever TFT LCD (or LED, oLED, etc.) you like, then buy the touch panel separately (it's just a resistive film overlay).

I have found quite a few displays under 4 inches that come with composite-in jacks already attached, and quite reasonably priced. I've also found a variety of 4- and 5- wire resistive touch screens, also reasonably prices.

The monitor works out of the box, so no mods/issues there. I have to look at how resistive touch screens work, but I'm thinking a little circuitry to pipe the panel through an ADC and a routine to pipe the values though the OS mouse controls...

I haven't gotten my RPi in, so I can't start proto-typing yet, but as soon as I do, I'll document, document, document.
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:40 pm

One possible solution (god love the people at AdaFruit): http://www.adafruit.com/products/335

They say up front that it is designed for an Arduino, but they wrote an open-source library that should be "easily adaptable." If you don't mind the smaller display area, this would be a good starting spot for developing a package for "official" consideration.
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:50 pm

jfornango wrote:One possible solution (god love the people at AdaFruit): http://www.adafruit.com/products/335 They say up front that it is designed for an Arduino, but they wrote an open-source library that should be "easily adaptable." If you don't mind the smaller display area, this would be a good starting spot for developing a package for "official" consideration.
thank you :)

hang tight folks, we are working a lot of products for the pi, including a touchscreen!

-ladyada

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:35 pm

I have a touchscreen up an working using adafruit's 3.5" tft and a touch panel I found on DigiKey, using a TSC2007 IC from Texas Intruments for the I2C interface with the Pi. I have a thread here (http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 41&t=17819), so take a look and if it looks like what you want to do, let me know. If enough people are interested, I'll post step-by-step instructions.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:12 pm

thutchis, have you received your touchscreen monitor yet?

Been looking around for a 7" touchscreen for the raspPi and its weird to see that no one has a solid solution yet.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:35 am

I think it was almost obvious , when you look how bad the situation on
Linux is , what do you think how bad the situation the Pi has to be ?
We still do not know the limitations of the USB on the board.

tetravalences solution looks good to me. No CPU max-out too.


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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:35 am

Some people mentioned Lilliput monitors here. I've ordered and received one:
http://lilliputweb.net/index.php?Contro ... duct_id=41
(although mine is marked as 619AT).

HDMI video works out of the box, but with trial and errors I've found the optimal resolution 720x480 using the following settings in "config.txt":

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hdmi_group=1
hdmi_mode=3
hdmi_drive=2
hdmi_ignore_edid=0xa5000080
The touchscreen "eGalax Inc. USB TouchController" works with X without special drivers (although the vendor provides ones in binary form, but only for x86/amd64). I'm running Archlinux, tried with both 3.1.9 and 3.2.27 kernels, xorg-server 1.12.4. However, it is not usable without calibration (the axes are swapped too). I've compiled "xinput_calibrator" from:
http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar ... calibrator
Archlinux AUR:
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=35031

After 2 iterations of calibration I've got the following options to store in "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-touch-calibr.conf":

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Section "InputClass"
	Identifier	"calibration"
	MatchProduct	"eGalax Inc. USB TouchController"
	Option	"Calibration"	"79 4012 3895 262"
	Option	"SwapAxes"	"1"
EndSection
Thus now the touchscreen works fine. The problem remaining at the moment is the HDMI audio. Principally it works, but there are strange issues I described in the post:
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 47#p178247

The overall impression of Lilliput HDMI touchscreen monitor is really good.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:28 am

im trying to get xinout callibrator installed and i keep getting,

package requirements (x11 xext xi inputproto) were not met

any ideas?
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:37 pm

msmithy12 wrote:im trying to get xinout callibrator installed and i keep getting,
package requirements (x11 xext xi inputproto) were not met
If you're running Archlinux just install "libxext" (it will also install "xextproto" as dependency):

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# pacman -S libxext
For other distros you'll need to find the corresponding package.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:19 am

In Debian/Raspbian,
sudo apt-get install libx11-dev libxext-dev libxi-dev x11proto-input-dev

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:29 am

You guys are amazing, thank you!

Incase anyone is on here in the future heres what i did to get my touchscreen running.

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sudo apt-get install libx11-dev
sudo apt-get install libxext-dev
sudo apt-get install libxi-dev
sudo apt-get install x11proto-input-dev
if any of those fail run update and upgrade and try again

then

download http://github.com/downloads/tias/xinput ... 7.5.tar.gz

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tar xvzf (downloaded file)
cd (downloaded file)
./configure
make
sudo make install
then

prefrances/calibrate touchscreen
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:49 pm

I tried this and I keep getting an error that says it cannot find a configurable device, I looked at lsusb and it finds my touchscreen, is their a way to make the software see it as a touchscreen?
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:04 am

What about a 3D touchscreen for the raspberry pi! Are there any?

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:46 am

Get a 3D screen then put a touch film over top of it is what I reccomend.
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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:57 pm

Hello people, I'm trying to calibrate Lilliput 669GL TFT monitor as a touch screen, can anyone tell me where I can find the tutorial to calibrate touch screen?
I have already downloaded and configured the xinput_calibrator file and now I need to calibrate the monitor as a touch screen.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:18 pm

msmithy12 wrote:You guys are amazing, thank you!

Incase anyone is on here in the future heres what i did to get my touchscreen running.

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sudo apt-get install libx11-dev
sudo apt-get install libxext-dev
sudo apt-get install libxi-dev
sudo apt-get install x11proto-input-dev
if any of those fail run update and upgrade and try again

then

download http://github.com/downloads/tias/xinput ... 7.5.tar.gz

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tar xvzf (downloaded file)
cd (downloaded file)
./configure
make
sudo make install
then

prefrances/calibrate touchscreen


Hi,
Could you please tell me where the tutorial to calibrate a touch screen is? I have followed you instructions but I don't know how to calibrate a touch screen on Raspberry pi.
If there's a link to the tutorial, I would be grateful to you if you post it.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:05 am

The "xinput_calibrator" program is self-explaining, just run it in graphical environment from a terminal emulator (xterm, urxvt etc.) and it will ask to touch the screen at drawn crosses sequentially in 4 corners and in the center, then it will produce a textual output with simple instructions. Personally I used xorg.conf section.

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Re: Touchscreens for Raspberry Pi

Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:18 am

aragats wrote:The "xinput_calibrator" program is self-explaining, just run it in graphical environment from a terminal emulator (xterm, urxvt etc.) and it will ask to touch the screen at drawn crosses sequentially in 4 corners and in the center, then it will produce a textual output with simple instructions. ...
Thats the way i did it, i'd love to post a video but Im using the pi/touchscreen for a company project and uploading a youtube a vid of what im doing would get me fired.

But if you follow my previous instructions and then theres a calibrate touchscreen option in system tools or settings (sorry im away from my pi ATM)

Also someone PMd me about the screen im using and a link to it: http://www.carcomputer.co.uk/index.php? ... word=669gl

its a lilliput 669gl which is 7" but im sure they do a 896gl which is 9" and they delivered in like 3days.
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