terminal+touch input without X

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terminal+touch input without X

Unread postby fvolk » Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:12 am

The Wiki shows how to redirect a text terminal and how to do X.

I would like to have a simple text terminal (with selectable monospace font) and touch input (reporting of cell touched with stylus).

Is this possible with a minimal server configuration, and without installing all the X packages and dependencies?
It seems according to the Wiki xinput_calibrator is required to enable touch input...
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Re: terminal+touch input without X

Unread postby mad_ady » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:02 am

The input registers as a /dev/input device and you can find it with evtest:
Code: Select all
sudo evtest
No device specified, trying to scan all of /dev/input/event
Available devices:
/dev/input/event0:      C-Media USB Headphone Set
/dev/input/event1:      cec_input
/dev/input/event2:      vt-input
/dev/input/event3:      SX865X Touchscreen
/dev/input/event4:      USB 2.0 Camera
/dev/input/event5:      meson-ir

Back in the day there was a thing called gpm which would provide a console mouse for things like mc: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/co ... se_support
See if it does the job for you.
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