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ehud42

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jan 2010, 19:31    Post_subject:  Touchscreen (Reliatouch?)
Sub_title: Trying to make use of an older touch screen terminal
 

The PC I'm working on is a cash register terminal built by Ultimate Technology Corporation. The touch screen says "Reliatouch" on it.

I want to get the touch screen working in Linux, but I'm not even sure where to start.

I am in the process of installing 4.3.1 on a Pentium MMX w/ 128MB RAM computer. This computer is a purpose built terminal for a Point Of Sale (POS) system. The screen is an 800x600 LCD with a touch screen. One of the 2 units has Win98 installed and the touch screen works (the other unit's drive is faulty and doesn't boot).

To install Puppy I had to open the box up (connect a CDROM). The touch screen has 5 wires connected to a daughter board that drives a floppy connector, cash drawer connectors, etc. The touchscreen is branded Reliatouch, however their website is still back in the 90's. I'm trying to contact them as well for information.
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ehud42

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 08:42    Post_subject:    

I powered up the second unit - Windows 98. The touch screen driver is the UPDD from Touch-Base. Linux notes on installation are here. I have not fully read them just yet - hopefully there is a link in there to source &/| binaries.

http://www.touch-base.com/documentation/LinuxPlatformNotes.htm
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ehud42

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 22:37    Post_subject:    

Possibly getting closer. This page has the linuxupdd.tgz file I'm looking for.

http://www.glaxytouch.com/download.html

Downloading it now. Might not have time tonight to try and install.
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ehud42

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jan 2010, 22:23    Post_subject:  

Touchscreen is a TPI Serial device communicating COM4. Sent UPDD a setup file from Win98. No response yet (just sent it today).

What distro would Puppy be closest too? http://www.touch-base.com/documentation/LinuxPlatformNotes.htm
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2010, 04:01    Post_subject:  

Possibly Slackware, but it would depend how you measure the closeness... why exactly do you ask - do they provide different packages for different distros?
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2010, 04:57    Post_subject:  

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Possibly Slackware


Exactly so
Many Slackware packages work straight in Puppy.

try Slackpup
[url]http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=368841&search_id=45102854#368841[/url]

or Slaxer_pup
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=295745#295745

Dpup is closer to Debian if you wish to use their packages
for your project
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Dpup

Hope that is helpful Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2010, 05:51    Post_subject:  

Quote:
Many Slackware packages work straight in Puppy.

So do many Debian packages and many Fedora packages, etc... Smile

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