Desperately need the elographics input driver back.

Tias tias at
Wed Jun 2 04:14:48 PDT 2010

On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 12:04:57PM +0200, Bernhard Prell wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am completely new to this list and want to apologize if I violate some 
> written or unwritten law (list etiquette) but I am under great (time) 
> pressure.
> Today I updated a linux installation to xorg 1.7 (the distribution is gentoo 
> btw.) and was confronted with a message that support for the elographics 
> driver was dropped. I tried to find out more and read on an OpenSolaris page 
> that no one in the world is interested in this anymore and that there are no 
> maintainers for it. First let me say that you can still easily buy touch- 
> controllers and touch-monitors from Elotouch that need this driver. And the 
> company that I work for still builds kiosk-like systems with this touch-
> controller and will do so for at least the next five years...

Elographics touchscreens are supported in the (linux) kernel now.
Supposing you have a serial touchscreen, check out the inputattach
utility that allows you to attach the serial device to the input
subsystem of the kernel:
(should also be shipped by your distribution, perhaps in the joystick

run it with --help for more information.

Kind regards,

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