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> Fedora 8 Touchscreen egalax/evtouch driver not working, Touchscreen problems
post Jun 12 2008, 02:26 PM
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Hi there,
I am stuck tyring to figure out how to get my monitor's touchscreen working.
Driver: egalax Touchkit.
X-version :1.3.0

I have downloaded and copied an to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input and modified my xorg.conf file as per instructions.

I get the folloiwng message in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log

[nmangal@localhost ~]$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep egalax
(II) LoadModule: "egalax"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//input/
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//input/ wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules//input/
(II) UnloadModule: "egalax"
(EE) Failed to load module "egalax" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No Input driver matching `egalax'

Has anyone faced similar problems before? Any help will be really really appreciated.

Also tried with evtouch driver and the module loaded up fine however I couldn't get the touchscreen working.

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post Aug 13 2008, 04:37 PM
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Yes but I was using XFree86/Xfbdev instead of Xorg and my platform was embedded with kernel 2.6.22. It took me awhile to figure out.
I hope that my solution could give you some clues.

To make the USB touchscreen from eGalax to work with my USB optical mouse, I had to make few changes to the kernel AND the XFree86/tinyx code.

1. Kernel: I followed and made my usbtouchscreen driver to ignore the eGalax. The io /dev/hiddev0 will pick up the device instead.
Check the input with cat on console.

2. Tslib: download tslib (1.0) and use it in X as well as the calibration tool provided with this package. The original raw input plugin didn't work well with eGalax.
Taking clues from, I added a pluggin tk-raw.c (to tslib/plugins) to read HID messages from /dev/hiddev0.
The incoming messages are of 8 bytes with bytes (0,1)=type, (2,3)=code, (4,5)=value, (6,7)=pad.

The types and codes looked something like this:


/* Event type */
#define HID_EVENT_TYPE_X 0x30
#define HID_EVENT_TYPE_Y 0x31
#define HID_EVENT_TYPE_SYNC 0x32

/* Event code */
#define HID_EVENT_CODE_ABS 0x1
#define HID_EVENT_CODE_PEN 0xd
static int
ts_read_bytes (int fd, struct input_event *ev, int timeout)
int n, i;
int type1, code1, val1, pad1;

if (timeout && (TsWaitForReadable (fd, timeout) != 0))
return -1;
n = read (fd, b, HID_EVENT_MSG_SIZE);
if (n <= 0)
return -1;

type1 = (int)((b[1]<<8)|b[0]);
code1 = (int)((b[3]<<8)|b[2]);
val1 = (int)((b[5]<<8)|b[4]);
pad1 = (int)((b[7]<<8)|b[6]);

ev->type = EV_SYN;
return 1;
if (code1 == HID_EVENT_CODE_PEN)
ev->type = EV_ABS;
ev->code = ABS_PRESSURE;
ev->value = val1;
return 1;
if (code1 == HID_EVENT_CODE_ABS)
ev->type = EV_ABS;
ev->code = ABS_X;
ev->value = val1;
return 1;
if (code1 == HID_EVENT_CODE_ABS)
ev->type = EV_ABS;
ev->code = ABS_Y;
ev->value = val1;
return 1;
static int ts_tk_read(struct tslib_module_info *inf,
struct ts_sample *samp, int nr)
struct tslib_input *i = (struct tslib_input *)inf;
struct tsdev *ts = inf->dev;
struct input_event ev;
int ret = nr;
int total = 0;

if (i->sane_fd == 0)
i->sane_fd = check_tk_fd(i);

if (i->sane_fd == -1)
return 0;

if (i->using_syn)
samp->x = 0;
samp->y = 0;
samp->pressure = 0;

while (total < nr)
ret = ts_read_bytes (ts->fd, &ev, 0);
if (ret != 1)
total = -1;

switch (ev.type)
static const struct tslib_ops __ts_tk_ops = {
.read = ts_tk_read,
.fini = ts_tk_fini,

3. In /etc/ts.conf, I changed module_raw to use my newly created plugin tk-raw instead of input.

4. I cross-compiled tslib libraries and its tools. I installed the tool to my target platform (using make) and used ts_calibrate to generate the calibration file. Then used ts_test to check the calibration.
This should worked fine with the changes above.

5. To have my USB mouse working with the egalax using tslib, I added an option -ts to tinyx.c. I create a new KdMouseInfo container (KdTsInfo) in txinfo.c and use it in linux/tslib.c instead of KdMouseInfo.

6. I made sure that X used the generated tslib libraries. I then cross-compild XFree86 with option HasTsLib equals YES (xc/config/cf/host.def) and installed X on the target.

7. I tested >Xfbdev -mouse /dev/input/mice -ts /dev/hiddev0. And everything worked fine.

If there is less complicated ways to do it, I am all ears.
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post May 11 2009, 07:27 PM
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Hi rlevanm,

I would every much like to get a copy of your tk-raw.c as well. Is it available to download from somewhere?

Thank you in advance
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